FAREWELL, SISTER MERITA, AND THANK YOU!
Sister Merita has returned to Ohio, and the students and tutors of the Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas attended her farewell party.? Her friend, Sister Renetta, also attended. ? Here’s the story of her life of dedication and love:
Sister Merita Strahler
Sister Merita Strahler, SND (Sisters of Notre Dame), a resident of Dunedin for 17 years, has been a longtime teacher, advocate, and volunteer helping refugees and immigrants make a new start in this country.
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
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.
Here is the schedule for Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas’ Conversation Classes for September, October, November and December.? A good way to practice your English skills is to talk to other learners, and these fun sessions are great.? You can speak? English and learn some new vocabulary and how the English language works.? Children are welcome and you can just stop in and see what we do.? We look forward to seeing you there.