Cornflake-breaded Chicken and Orange-glazed Carrots. Yum!

HOC adult English learners pay close attention to the cooking demonstration given by Chef Donna

We had another awesome night at the Hispanic Outreach Center! We made cornflake-breaded chicken and orange-glazed carrots. It was a hit!

 

Chef Donna introduced us to some great money-saving tips like using canned juice concentrate rather than fresh fruit juices and buying the whole bird rather than just the breasts, tenderloins, etc. One of our students taught us how to properly carve a whole chicken in preparation for Thanksgiving.

Of course, the class was taught in both English and Spanish so our students bettered their comprehension skills while learning a new recipe.

Thanks again to our students and volunteers for a wonderful evening of fun learning!

HOC COOKS!

In this photo, Chef Steve explains the food groups to the students while they stir-fry the vegetables.

We kicked off our second Cooking Matters for Parents class at the Hispanic Outreach Center in Clearwater. We learned how to make healthy Chinese chicken and veggies, use proper cutting techniques and choose the proper portions for the food groups. It was scrumptious! Our students LOVE the hands-on instruction provided by Chefs Donna and Steve with the UF IFAS Pinellas Extension!

Here is the best part… the class is taught in both English and Spanish to accommodate our students and help them expand their food vocabulary!


 

RESOURCES FOR TUTORS

These are some of the resources our tutors use. We have never had a problem with downloading from these sites (no viruses, etc.). We often use the material presented as the idea for our own worksheets or class materials, and we often “borrow” the clip art. Please be aware of the copyright information given on each of the pages. These are free although you may need to register to use the site or download material, and some sites have cost information for you to acquire additional material.  More sources are listed on our web site, www.lcup.net.

Classroom Freebies – www.classroomfreebies.com
Teachers share their lessons to download for free, and this site leads you to Teachers Pay Teachers (see below) or to the teacher’s web site or blog.

Teachers Pay Teachers – www.tpt.com
TPT has both free materials and packages you can purchase from other teachers. This is a reliable source of worksheets, lesson plans, and ideas.

Pete’s Power Point Station – www.pppst.com
Free presentations in Power Point format (also printable) and Online Games for Kids. Most are easily converted to worksheet format and can be adjusted to less childish presentations.

Really Learn English – www.reallylearnenglish.com
Free – the purpose of this site is to make the English language as easy and as simple as possible, for everyone. Whether you are a beginner, an advanced student or an English teacher, what’s important is that you (or your students) will be able to understand and use English in life.

en.islcollective.com – www.en.islcollective.com
We are a community of language teachers from around the globe who share our home-made worksheets on this free-to-use platform! Spanish, Portuguese and Russian. You can download all ESL teaching materials free of charge, but you need to register your email to download.

Busy Teacher – www.busyteacher.com
Free worksheets and lesson plans.
ESL Printable Grammar and Vocabulary

www.englishwsheets.com
Download and Print Teaching and Learning English as a Second Language Free Printable Exercises, Worksheets, Handouts, Tests, Activities, Materials, Resources, Grammar Explanations and Lessons, Vocabulary, Picture Dictionary, Pictionary, Posters, Games and Puzzles for kids, students and teachers!

Readworks.org – www.readworks.org
The nonprofit ReadWorks provides K-12 teachers with what to teach and how to teach it—online, for free, to be shared broadly. We provide the largest, highest-quality library of curated nonfiction and literary articles in the country, along with reading comprehension and vocabulary lessons, formative assessments, and teacher guidance. Most importantly, everything ReadWorks does is based on proven cognitive science research, not unproven academic theory.

Newsela – www.newsela.com
We solve the problem of reading engagement holistically for students, teachers, and principals. With content and activities created specifically for students in grades 2-6, Newsela fits seamlessly into your elementary literacy routine.

Hopelink Adult ESL – www.eastsideliteracy.org/tutorsupport/
Welcome to the Tutor Support website where you will find lessons, handouts, and other resources to help you with your tutoring, ESL classes, and Talk Time groups.

 

 

NEW LITTLE FREE LIBRARY IN DUNEDIN

 

Dunedin has its 17th Little Free Library, thanks to a cooperative project involving the Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas, Dunedin Library Foundation and Dunedin Elementary School. The little library, which is located in front of Dunedin Elementary School, was recently dedicated. LCUP wrote a grant, funded by the Publix Foundation, to stock the library with both English and bilingual books (English and Spanish).

The Little Free Library allows students and residents in the area to take a book, read it, and return it, or place another book in the box for others to read.

Volunteers from LCUP teach an ESL conversation class for parents of students at Dunedin Elementary School on Tuesday mornings.