Friday, February 27, 2009

California Literacy Calendar: March 2009

California Literacy Calendar: March 2009

SCLLN Literacy & Library Events & Conferences
-local, California and National Conference-
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Local Literacy Events: March 2009

Mar 05: Literacy Summit – Los Angeles
Mar 07: SCLLN Literacy Conference – Buena Park
Mar 13-14: Charlotte S Huck Children’s Literature Festival – Redlands
Mar 21: Early Childhood Literacy Summit - Carlsbad

State & National Literacy Conferences: March 2009

Mar 01: Mountain Plains Adult Ed Assc Conf – Las Vegas NV
Mar 01: Natl Conf on Family Literacy – Orlando FL
Mar 06: Asilomar Reading Conf – Pacific Grove CA
Mar 10: Computer Assisted Lang Instrution Cons CALICO – Ariz St Univ
Mar 13: Mariposa Storytelling Festival – Mariposa CA
Mar 19: COABE/ProLiteracy Northwest Regional Inst – Los Gatos CA
Mar 26: TESOL –Denver CO

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Friday, February 20, 2009

SCLLN Literacy Conference 2009

SCLLN Literacy Conference 2009: Registration

SCLLN Literacy Conference 2009
March 7, 2009 8 am – 4 pm
General Meeting: 8:30 am
Check-In & Continental Breakfast: 8 am – 9 am
Buena Park Holiday Inn – 7000 Beach Blvd

There is still time to register and attend SCLLN's annual Literacy Conference. Our conference is an opportunity for tutors, learners, and library literacy program staff to share resources and ideas, and address literacy issues.

Registration Form - Please Print
Today’s Date:
Library Program:


Role (please select one):
___Adult Learner

Registration Fees:
Received after Feb 1-2009
___$ 50.00: Members – Tutors or Staff
___$ 15.00: Adult Learners (limited scholarships available)
___$ 75.00: Non-Members
___$ 50.00: Lunch Only – Stephen J Cannell, Keynote Speaker

Make a 1st and 2nd Choice in each Strand: 1, 2 or 3Lunch: Vegetarian _____

Strand 1 9:00 – 10:15
___Speech Pronunciation & Clarity: Patricia Larkin, Speech Pathologist
___Science of Dyslexia: Tracy Block, READ/San Diego
___Music, Rhyme & Literacy: Sal Morano & Rod Williams
___Got Goals ?: Pat Habeck,Tulare Co L
___Let’s Start Writing: Janis Young, Ontario CL
___Pharmacy Literacy: St Joseph’s Hospital

Adult Learners
___Problem Solving Skills-Melainie Goodyear, Monrovia PL

Strand 2 10:30 – 11:45
___Tutor / Learner Roundtable: Jose Cruz, CEO-San Diego Coun. on Literacy
___Phonics Orton-Gillingham Approach, P1: Tracy Block-Zaretsky, READ/SD
___Got Mocha ?-Pam Williams: Ventura Co L
___Free Software for Tutoring & Beyond: Diane Moseley, Literacy Cons.
___What’s This Stuff ? Let’s Write About It: Lucy Johnson-Sims, Beaumont L
___Interviewing Skills-Getting That Job: Julie Cottle, Recruiter–Wells Fargo

Adult Learners
___Wacky for Wikis: Intro-Blogs & Wikis: William Byrne, Burbank PL

Strand 3 2:00 – 3:15
___Wacky for Wikis: Intro-Blogs & Wikis: William Byrne, Burbank PL
___Phonics Orton-Gillingham Approach, P2:Tracy Block-Zaretsky, READ/SD
___Speech Pronunciation & Clarity: Patricia Larkin, Speech Pathologist
___Reading Comprehension Made Simple: Carol Chapman, Ventura Co L
___Dealing with Difficult People: Sandra Bear, READ/Orange County

___Finacial Literacy: Marco Buenrostro, Wells Fargo
Adult Learners
___Learner Leaders Speak–Graduates of the Adult Learner Leadership Inst-ALLI

Copy & Send Email Registrations: Click Here

Snail Mail – Hard Copy along with Payments To:

c/o Tangela Ashe
1501 E St. Andrew Pl
Santa Ana CA 92705

Rancho Cucamonga Library - RC man turning new page at 59

RC man turning new page at 59
Daily Bulletin: Feb 14, 2009 by Wendy Leung

RANCHO CUCAMONGA - Maps. Menus. Job applications. This article.

They are swarming with letters and punctuation.

To many, these words and sentences guide our everyday life. To Jerry Piazza, 59, they are a source of fear.

"I almost have a phobia when given a form to fill out," said the Rancho Cucamonga resident. "It's to the point where I'm shaking a bit."

Millions of American adults like Piazza can't read a bedtime story to their children or decipher street signs in a new neighborhood.

According to a 2003 survey by the National Assessment of Adult Illiteracy, 23 percent of California's population and 20 percent of San Bernardino County's population are functionally illiterate. Some fall in this category due to a language barrier but many others, for whatever reason, never learned to read.

Piazza, who never felt like he belonged in a classroom, dropped out in the 10th grade. He spent most of his life doing landscaping, janitorial and other labor-intensive jobs.

But in 2006 - buoyed by the need for a new job and by "Stanley and Iris," the movie with Robert De Niro as the illiterate protagonist - Piazza decided to enroll in the adult literacy program at the city's library.

Twice a week, he meets with his tutor, Zarinea Zolivea, for spelling quizzes and reading comprehension exercises. Slowly but surely, one scrutinized word at a time, Piazza is evolving into a prolific reader.

"Every lesson, I see a breakthrough," Zolivea said.

When he first started the program, Piazza read at a second-grade level. The sweet satisfaction of finishing a good book was something he never tasted.

Within a year, Piazza, at the age of 57, read his first book, an abridged version of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn." Today, he reads at the fifth-grade level and has 35 books under his belt.

"To accomplish something I've never done in my life ... it's a great feeling," Piazza said. Chances are, if you're reading this article with little effort, it's hard to imagine what it's like to lead Piazza's life.To join Rancho Cucamonga's literacy program or to become a tutor, call (909) 477-2720, ext. 5009. READ MORE

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Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Monterey Park Library - Child Welfare And The Impact Of Literacy

Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library
Child Welfare And The Impact Of LiteracyCitizens Voice: Feb 16, 2009 by Nancy Arcuri

The LAMP Literacy Program will present a four-week series every Monday in March 2009 from 6:30 - 8:00 p.m. in the Friends Room at the Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library, 318 South Ramona Avenue, Monterey Park, CA 91754.

This series will focus on the impact literacy has on the development of young children in school and in their communities. California State University of Los Angeles, Professor Marc X. Mendoza, LCSW, will introduce and discuss topics such as:
~ How to choose the right book based on age, development and interests~ How to make reading in your home important.
~ Linking early literacy to your child’s well being
~ Learn how to read to your child more effectivelyParents of second language

Parents of second language learners are encouraged to attend with their children to gain knowledge of skills to support early literacy in their children. Crafts and Storytime will be provided to entertain children while parents address questions and their concerns.

This program is free and refreshments will be served. For more information, log on to or call the LAMP Literacy Program at (626) 307-1251 for more details and to register.

Monterey Park Bruggemeyer Library Child Welfare And The Impact Of Literacy Mondays, March 2, 9, 16 and 23, 2009

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Monday, February 9, 2009

Orange Co Library - Proud Moments – READ/OC

Proud Moments – READ/OCRead Writes: Jan 2009 Newsletter

Our dedicated tutors and learners continue to make great strides in their learning, even during this busy holiday season! Here are just a few of their achievements in December, taken from monthly reports:

~ Drove to Fullerton Court by himself reading a homemade map that the tutor and learner wrote together.
~ Learner’s application for citizenship was accepted with no errors.

~ Learner wrote a letter in English to his parents in Egypt inviting them to visit him in the US.
~ Learner wrote a letter to her tutor on her release from jail:
“Dear Teacher, Thank you for showing me that I can read more than I thought. Your classes taught me so much. I enjoyed every class and will miss you teaching me. It was a pleasure having you teach me so much.”
~ Over the holidays, one learner worked on his goal of learning to write letters by sending a Christmas greeting to his tutor over email.
~ Learner completed her application to attend community college.
~ Learner successfully completed his unemployment paperwork ahead of schedule and was granted a phone interview to better state his case.
~ One WIN learner was able to get back into GED classes because of his work with his tutor. He expects to be testing this month.
~ A learner who is enrolled in college courses started to review and proofread her papers for school using the techniques practiced with her tutor. The teacher of her class noticed her improvement.
~ Learner gained the confidence to start speaking with her children in English.

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