Literacy

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:

The Change Agent

the change agent newspaper

The Change Agent is a social justice newspaper published twice a year in March and September. Each issue explores a different social justice topic through news articles, opinion pieces, classroom activities, poems, cartoons and interviews.

The literacy office has an online subscription which includes access to all of the back issues as well as online only activities and audio articles. Tutors- For access to this wonderful resource, call our office at 918-549-7400!

Great Authors Reading Great Books to You

A Bad Case of Stripes

The Screen Actors Guild has some of its stars reading some great kids books. See Sean Asten (Sam Gamgee of “The Lord of the Rings”) read A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon, see Golden Girl Betty White read Harry the Dirty Dog, by Gene Zion, and many more.
See all the readings at: http://www.storylineonline.net/

 

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