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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

Goals Workshop at Schusterman-Benson Library

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What do I like about my life right now? Who challenges me and believes that I can do better? What do I need? What do I want?

Do any of these questions perk your interest?  We will explore these questions and more in the next Goals Workshop on Saturday, September 14th from 10:15 a.m. -1:00 p.m. at Schusterman-Benson Library. This workshop is for adult learners and their tutors and provides an opportunity to learn something about yourself. This is not your ordinary goals-setting type of experience. Please call to reserve your spot: 918-549-7400.

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.

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!

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