Literacy

Miller Kids Workshop: Jewish Life and Folk Tales

Miller Museum of Jewish Art

The Sherman Miller Museum of Jewish Art will offer a special kids program, "Jewish Life and Folk Tales", on Sunday, August 4, from 1-2pm.
Join them for an hour of exploring the Alexander Kanchik exhibit in this interactive workshop for children. A quest through the exhibit will put the children’s minds to work as they explore the world of Kanchik’s art.
The Sherwin Miller Museum of Jewish Art is at 2021 East 71st Street Tulsa.
For more information call 918.492.1818.
See more at: http://jewishmuseum.net

Great Database for Families!

American Heritage Children's Dictionary

Not everything on the web is free and available to everyone! Here's a great database for families with young children, and it is free with your Tulsa City-County Library card. Access full-text popular school magazines and research sources, American Heritage Children's Dictionary and an image collection of 107,135 photos, maps and flags. All full-text articles are assigned a reading level indicator (Lexile). Go to: http://www.tulsalibrary.org/databases and choose "Primary Search".

July Book Club Selection: Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen

Book cover

The book for July’s Book Club meeting is Mr. Tucket by Gary Paulsen. Join us for an action-packed Western read with galloping horses, shooting rifles, heroes (and the inevitable scoundrels), fur trapping (and one kidnapping), settlers, Indians and prairie ethics.  This is a rollicking tale told by a Newberry Honor award winning master storyteller whose stories often appeal to reluctant readers.

Did You Ever Wonder...?

Wonderopolis

Did you ever wonder... if your pet has a personality? That's just one of the daily wonders that are explored on Wonderopolis, a website for families with young children from the National Center for Family Literacy. We are so worried about kids' reading skills these days that we sometimes forget that kids need background knowledge to become readers too. It doesn't do any good if a kid learns to decode the word "personality" and has no idea what the word means!

Free Resource for Learning English as a Second Language

Pumarosa logo

Pumarosa.com is a free, bilingual, phonetic, and interactive English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) website for Spanish-speaking learners of all ages. It will help learners gain knowledge of English grammar, sentence structure, and will also strengthen their listening, speaking, reading and writing skills. The website encourages continuous participation. Pumarosa was designed to teach basic English to Spanish-speaking students, but its graded structure can be easily adapted for teaching English to learners whose first language is not Spanish.

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