Monday, July 25, 2016

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar :: August 2016

SCLLN Literacy Library Tutor Training Calendar
August 2016

For Local, California and National
Literacy or Library Conferences and Events
Southern California Library Literacy Network
Calendar


Aug 03 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Fontana 5p
Aug 04 SCLLN Tutor Workshop Commerce Library READs Center
Aug 04 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation South Bay Literacy, Torrance Library 7p
Aug 06 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Rialto 10a
Aug 06 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Library Chino 10a
Aug 06 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SLO Co Library 10a
Aug 09 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 12N
Aug 10 Adult Literacy Learner Orientation READ/San Diego Logan Heights Library 6p
Aug 11 Adult Literacy Tutor Training Burbank Library 6p
Aug 13 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Placentia Library 1p
Aug 13 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Yucca Valley Library 9a
Aug 13 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Grand Terrace Library 10:30a
Aug 15 Adult Literacy Tutor Training READ/San Diego Logan Heights Library 10a
Aug 15 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Corona Library 7p
Aug 16 Adult Literacy Tutor Training SB Co Hesperia Library 3p
Aug 18 Adult Literacy Tutor Orientation Carlsbad Library 6p
Aug 22 Adult Literacy Learner Orientation READ/San Diego Logan Heights Library 9a
Aug 27 Adult Literacy Tutor Training San Diego Co Library El Cajon 10a

Beverly Hills Library Adult Literacylast Friday month 10:30 - 12 N
LAPL Adult Literacy volunteers receive 7 hours of Online Instruction
Local Tutor Workshops :: Always Scrolling in the Right Frame
Statewide Workshops @ California Library Literacy Services


Saturday, July 23, 2016

Writing Prompts :: WeAreTeachers | Wordless Books | Storytelling | Pea Green Boat Books | Rumack Learning | MorleysEY

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Superlatives from SCLLN

15 Awesome #Classroom Ideas for #Teachers:









Pea Green Boat Books
Retweeted SF Said
Wordless picture books are a tremendous tool for literacy!
Writing prompts for fledgling readers to the experienced


Silly animal pictures make great writing prompts!
Have students use the 5 W's to tell about the picture.






@rumacklearning 24 Oct 2015

Prompt new creative writing ideas every time with this


@MorleysEY 27 May 2015

Friday, July 22, 2016

Riverside County Library :: For many Inland residents, illiteracy remains a daily struggle, but libraries and others are trying to help.

For many Inland residents, illiteracy remains a daily struggle, but libraries and others are trying to help.
Press Enterprise: 6.10.2016 by Patrick O’Neill

Maria Luz Colchado stared at a computer in Jurupa Valley's Louis Robidoux Library, a pair of padded headphones on her head, listening to an energetic, Spanish-speaking man describe how the program would lead to a better grasp of reading and writing in her native tongue.

Colchado, 56, paused to discuss her path to Riverside County's Literacy Lab.

"I went to school in Michoacan, Mexico, until I was in second grade, then I had to work," Colchado said.

Colchado left school when her father died. By 9, she was cleaning homes and baby-sitting for neighbors to support her family. Dropping out of school was common, "a thing we did to help out," she said.

Monday, July 18, 2016

Redlands Library :: Redlands Adult Literacy Program launches its first book club

Redlands Adult Literacy Program launches its first book club
Redlands Daily Facts: 6.25.2016 by Diane Shimota

Do you belong to a book club? Many of us enjoy the thrill of discussing a great book with fellow readers.

Using funding from generous donors, the Redlands Adult Literacy Program has launched its first book club tailored to adult learners. The inaugural book is the inspiring story “Who was Helen Keller?” by Gare Thompson.

Book club members are adult learners who have chosen to attend the Adult Literacy Summer Program, which had its first meeting June. The summer program runs through July and invites learners and tutors to meet weekly at the library so that learners can continue to work on their reading and writing skills when summer vacations can interrupt weekly tutoring meetings.

Adult learner Ana Alcantar recommended the book about Helen Keller, saying, “Helen Keller is a wonderful role model for everyone, but for adult learners in particular. Because of her determination and strength of spirit, Helen Keller overcame the obstacles of being both deaf and blind.

“She learned to read, write and speak. She also became a successful author. Helen Keller showed how to live a successful life in spite of her disabilities. Her story is a wonderful example of how all of us can overcome significant obstacles in life,” Alcantar said.

“Not being able to read or write is a significant obstacle that we work to overcome in the Redlands Adult Literacy Program,” she said.

Perhaps you know someone who struggles to improve his or her reading and writing. Studies show that 20 percent of the U.S. adult population has difficulties with reading and writing.  READ MORE @

Saturday, July 16, 2016

Book Deserts :: NYU | Unite4Literacy | Soar With Reading | Jet Blue | Public Libraries

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The children who grow up in 'book deserts'






Book vending machines to serve kids
in "book deserts" in Detroit:
Today in Critical Linking:




Can you imagine growing up without books?
The travesty of book deserts http://bit.ly/1E6C13T 




@UICLiteracy featured in
story on literacy deserts








@UIC_CollegeofEd 21 Jul 2015

#Publiclibraries are the anchor institutions in and around book deserts.
Zoom to your community.

@Unite4Literacy 27 Apr 2015

Friday, July 15, 2016

Corona Library :: For many Inland residents, illiteracy remains a daily struggle, but libraries and others are trying to help.

For many Inland residents, illiteracy remains a daily struggle, but libraries and others are trying to help.
Press Enterprise: 6.10.2016 by Patrick O’Neill

For the first 80 years of her life, the sentence you are reading would have been nothing more than indecipherable symbols to Eleanor Miller.

Born in 1932 to young, adventurous and largely absent parents, Miller was raised by her blind grandmother in a small Pasadena home. Her family never noticed she couldn't read, and teachers passed her "because I never gave them any trouble," Miller said during a reading lesson at the Corona Public Library.

Now 84, the neatly dressed mother of seven sat, hands folded in her lap, recalling the difficulties of a life void of the written word. Like the time her son needed a doctor's note for school. Miller told him to write it up himself, then copied the letters on a separate sheet.

"People that can't read or write, they memorize stuff to continue this illusion," Miller said. "You avoid situations where you can't fake it."

Twenty percent of Inland residents older than 16 can't comprehend basic texts. That 2003 figure, the most current available, had more than doubled since 1992, National Center for Educational Statistics data show.  READ MORE @

Thursday, July 14, 2016

How Big Is Your Vocabulary? :: Today in Critical Linking
BookRiot: 7.13.2016 by Jeff O’Neal

Ever wonder about your vocabulary size? Even if you are a daily English speaker or a native English speaker, you still might find this test challenging! We conducted academic research and looked at online resources to design the model of this quiz. We believe we’ve prepared the best quiz for you!

How big is your vocabulary? This quiz says it can tell you. (@A Real Me )