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Submitted by Laura Raphael on Wed, 11/16/2016 - 8:00am
It is common practice for many families to share what they are grateful for, and why, at the Thanksgiving table. Who hasn't delighted in a child's simple gratitude for things like recess, Grandma's cinammon rolls, and the new puppy?
One way to continue or start this Thanksgiving tradition in a way that will support literacy development is to create "gratitude journals" where child can write or draw (or both) what they are grateful for. (By the way, a "journal" can be as simple as stapling two or three pieces of paper together.)
I’ve got this crazy notion that people should write their own books. There should be no more novels by assembly line, no more “here, write a novel based on my idea and we’ll publish under my name”, and no more legacy novels, with modern authors using former authors’ characters “from the estate of”. Some people are making a lot of money, but at whose expense? I’m wondering if it is ours.
Submitted by Jennifer A on Sat, 03/02/2013 - 10:53am
In our quarterly newsletter Lit Bits, there is a section dedicated to the writings of adult learners and tutors called Learner to Learner. This section is a place for tutors to share learning strategies that they’ve found to be successful with their learners, or brag about their learner's latest achievement. Adult learners can submit book reviews, creative writings, letters, recipes, stories, or other items they’d like to share with other people in the program. If you or your learner(s) are interested in submitting som
Submitted by Jennifer A on Wed, 01/02/2013 - 8:30am
If you have ever received a letter in the mail or a nice holiday greeting, you know how nice it feels. For many people it can be an intimidating task to write a letter, send a greeting card or address an envelope. Tutors, this might be a good opportunity to talk about writing with your adult learner and offer your assistance. The winter holiday season provides the perfect setting to connect with people far (or near) through written communication.
It’s always a good time to write to someone and it does not need to be complicated. To whom will you write?