"To encourage literature and the arts is a duty which every good citizen owes to his country." - George Washington
GED Financial Support
If your student is thinking of taking the GED test, here is some good news. The Oklahoma Literacy Coalition is offering a financial benefit to Oklahoma literacy adult learners who pass their GED test. All you need to do is send proof of the learner’s passing the GED, along with the cost of the test, to your county literacy coordinator. All or part of the cost will be refunded to the learner until budgeted funds are depleted. Funding is made possible thanks to Tinker Federal Credit Union.
This site, created by the Purdue University Online Writing Lab, has a wealth of online resources for grade levels 7-12. Covers prewriting, developing an outline, paragraphs and paragraphing and much more.
Using a magazine, or a picture dictionary, ask your student to create a story from the scene described. For lower level students the story will be simple. Write down the story they dictate for them to read.
For higher level students, show two somewhat unrelated pictures and ask your student to create a story connecting the two scenes. Their creativity and sense of humor is amazing! Your student can act it out, tell a story, or write a story connecting the two pictures. While he is working on his presentation, write nouns, verbs and phrases he says to use in later discussions. Model any phrases or words where major errors occurred by saying the words or phrases in context, and writing them down. Basic Literacy Tutor Survival Kit. Evelyn Renner and Associates. 2002.
Odyssey Book & Conversation Club
Book:The Faithful Friend by Robert D. San Souci Date: Tuesday, October 8, 2013 When: 7 - 8:30 p.m.
Location: Norman Library, Room A/B
Set in Martinique, this beautifully illustrated retelling of a traditional West Indies tale tells the story of inseparable friends, the power of love, and Caribbean magic.
New Reader's Book Club
Book:Erika-San by Allen Say Date: Thursday, October 24, 2013 When: 3 - 4 p.m. Location: Shawnee Library, Conference Room
Allen Say, winner of the Caldecott Medal for Grandfather’s Journey, weaves a spellbinding story of
Erika’s journey to Japan in search of adventure.
McClain County Classes
English as Second Language Date: Mondays - Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28
Thursdays - Oct. 10, 24 Time: 7-8 p.m. Location: Purcell Public Library