The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas recently received a $1,175 grant from the ProLiteracy National Book Fund.? The National Book Fund makes grants for educational materials for adult literacy and adult basic education programs.? These programs help teach adults to read.
The grant was used to purchase 50 Tutor books published by New Readers Press.? Tutor offers step-by-step instructions for working with basic literacy adult learners in one-to-one, small group, or classroom settings.? These books will be given to all new LCUP volunteers during fall and spring tutor training sessions.
Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas volunteer Susanne Carter brought her precious Beagle, Huck, to celebrate reading at Dunedin Elementary School.? Susanne and adult learner Juana enjoyed reading bilingual books in English and Spanish to kindergarten students.
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.
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.
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.