Literacy

What Are Those "Reading Levels" Anyway?

Author Regina Powers

Have you ever wondered what the "RL" on the back of a kids' book means? Even if you know that it means reading level, what does that mean? And how is the reading level determined? Who gets to decide? And is THAT book really appropriate for a fourth grader? Here is an article written for librarians that does a great job of explaining the basics. For all parents who are looking for a little help in picking the right book for their child.

Listen Up!

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If your ESL learner would like a good resource for listening practice at home, check out Randall's ESL Cyber Listening Lab at www.esl-lab.com. Listening exercises are divided into categories of easy, medium, and difficult. Each exercise has pre- and post-listening activities, such as discussion topics, comprehension questions, vocabulary exercises, and suggestions for extension activities.

Are Screens a Form of Reading, or Just Plain Evil?

Are Screens a Form of Reading, or Just Plain Evil?

Don't take my word, or the author's word, on such an important question. There are no easy answers. Research shows that as far as reading development goes, reading on a screen is no different from reading on paper. But are there other costs? And which is more important? One side of the argument is laid out very clearly in this article. You can continue the discussions in the comments below.

Teddy Bear Clinic

Teddy Bear Clinic at the Indian Health Care Center

Teddy Bear Clinic
Saturday, September 21st. 10am-12pm
Indian Health Care Resource Center of Tulsa, Inc.
550 S. Peoria Ave., Tulsa

Online Tutor In-Service Opportunities

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Just a reminder that the Literacy Office requires that you take at least one continuing education class per year.  While the Literacy Office offers plenty of opportunities throughout the year administered by our staff for tutors who are unable to attend traditional classes, online options are available.  The Pro Literacy Network offers many self-paced, online courses for tutors at their website: http://www.proliteracyednet.org/articles.asp?mcid=2

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