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Roll the Dice!

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Forming questions is often very difficult for English language learners. If you have a die (or a pair of dice), you can make a game of asking questions. Assign each number a question word; for example, one is who, two is what, three is where, four is when, five is why, and six is how. Roll the die, and your learner (and/or you) should ask a question using that word. The question and answer may also spark a very interesting conversation.

September Book Club Selection: James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl

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The book for September’s Book Club meeting is James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl.

“Here is a broad fantasy with all the gruesome imagery of old-fashioned fairy tales and a good measure of their breathtaking delight.” Kirkus Reviews

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

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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.

Does your adult learner know how to use a dictionary?

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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!

The Change Agent

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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!

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