PLS Literacy eNewsletter - July 2012

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PLS Literacy Newsletter

 

Dear Visitor,

Thank you for all of your hard work. We appreciate all that you do as a tutor to teach English as a second language or basic literacy skills.

"I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn."
Albert Einstein


 
 
 

On the Web

Here are a few web sites you may want to explore:

  • www.resourceroom.net -
    Tools, Strategies,and Structured Explorations for Interesting Learners
     
  • www.esl-lab.com -
    A speaking/pronunciation site that focuses on listening skills to help language learning
     
  • www.floridaliteracy.org -
    click on Literacy Resources (left column) and select 'Teacher/Tutor.' Ideas to use with students and current education issues.
     
  • www.thewclc.ca/edge -
    an interactive literacy newspaper
     
  • literacyconnections.com/ -
    research and resources for teaching adult students.
     

Remember that we are always here to help with ideas, learning games, curriculum materials and to take your suggestions. Feel free to contact us:


Cleveland County:
janed@pls.lib.ok.us; 701-2682
Pottawatomie County:
bethlyle@pls.lib.ok.us; 273-3334
McClain County:
achavez@pls.lib.ok.us; 701-2664

 

Tip of the Month: Conversation Helpers

For students who want to improve their conversation it is good to know in advance what you want to talk about. Here are some well tested suggestions:

  • Ask your student to tell you a proverb from his country.
  • Discuss the meaning of a favorite quotation.
  • Bring an interesting newspaper or magazine article to spark discussion.
  • Share memories of favorite holidays.
  • Discuss hobbies and summer vacations.

The possibilities are endless. Relax and have fun. Remember, the greatest motivators remain your encouragement, enthusiasm and example. (Compelling Conversations, 2008)

ESL Classes

English as a Second Language Class

Date: Thursdays
Time: 7 p.m - 8 p.m.
Location: Purcell Public Library

All students are invited to attend this class and improve their English speaking and writing skills.

Citizenship Class

Date: Mondays
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Purcell Public Library

Immigrants who would like to become U.S. citizens can learn information that is on the citizenship test.

People at table in conversation


Citizenship Class
 

Date: Mondays
Time: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
Location: Purcell Public Library

Immigrants who would like to become U.S. citizens can learn information that is on the citizenship test.

Book Clubs

Odyssey Book and Conversation Club.

We are taking the summer off. Join us in September for our annual "Back to School Picnic" at Andrews Park in Norman.

New Readers Book Club

There will be no meeting in July. Be sure to mark your calendars for our Ice Cream Social on August 14th.
Have a safe and happy summer!

Crafts and Dinner Theater @ Your Library

Pick up a WORD magazine at your library and you and your student can discover what's happening in July. Norman Library is sponsoring a Crafts Bazaar at 10:30 a.m. on July 21.

That evening, July 21 at 6:00 p.m., you can go to a Mystery Dinner Theater at the Purcell library.

And don't miss the 'Creating a Family Cookbook' demonstration at the Shawnee Library on Monday, July 23rd at 6:00 p.m.

Something BIG is happening at your library this summer.

 
 

Gentle Reminder

As always, don't forget to give us your tutoring hours for June. You may click on the link below, call or email us at 701-2682 or janed@pls.lib.ok.us.

Thank you!

For your convenience, you can now report your volunteer hours online! Click here to report your hours.

 


 

 

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