Literacy

August Book Club Selection: The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse

book cover

The book for August’s meeting is The Music of Dolphins by Karen Hesse.  Goodreads.com says that in our book this month, “A girl raised by dolphins must choose between two worlds in this critically acclaimed novel about what it means to be a human being.” 

Book Club will meet Monday, August 26th at the Herman & Kate Kaiser Library from 6:30-7:30pm.  To find out more call 918-549-7400.

Kids In Mind

Kids In Mind website, movie reviews

Sure, it is a PG movie, but why is it PG? Why isn’t it a G? Why not a PG-13? Here is a web site that breaks down in detail all the things that parents need to know to decide whether a film is appropriate for their children. If you ever felt like you didn’t have enough information to make that decision, this site may leave you feeling like you have too much information, and that is not a bad thing.
See all the reviews at: http://www.kidsinmind.com/

Does your adult learner know how to use a dictionary?

dictionary

Do you use a dictionary during your tutoring sessions? If not, consider all of the ways it can increase your learner''s vocabulary, alphabetic principle skills, and comprehension. If you aren''t sure which dictionary to use, we can help you find one that's at an appropriate level for your adult learner. And, if you and your learner use the computer, searching for a word on the internet can be a fun way to find a definition and more!

Video Interviews with Top Children's Book Authors and Illustrators

Authors Marc Brown and Judy Sierra for Reading Rockets

Video Interviews with Top Children's Book Authors and Illustrators from Reading Rockets:
Watch David Shannon, Chris Raschka, Buzz Aldrin, Avi, and many, many more of your favorite authors. Many kids are very concrete learners, meaning if they can’t see, touch, or feel, then new ideas aren’t real to them. That means many of these kids have no real idea of what an author does, and won’t be motivated to write on their own. Put real authors in front of them, and that can change.

Kids on the Block Puppeteers

Kids on the Block Puppeteers

Kids on the Block Puppeteers
Presented by The Parent Child Center of Tulsa

Looking for a program to help kids deal with difficult solutions at your local school or community group? Maybe you want to help out people doing this good work? Well get a load of… Kids on the Block!

Trained puppeteers present performances in elementary schools and the community with child size puppets to teach children what to do in tough life situations and how to get help. KOB performs to children Pre-K through 5th grade with skits on a variety of topics such as:

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