Volunteers from the Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas attended a training seminar for adult educators, directors, volunteers, and representatives from immigrant-serving organizations.? The seminar was offered by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, on September 13, 2018, in Tampa.
Instruction was designed to enhance the skills needed to teach U.S. history, civics, and the naturalization process to immigrant students and to administer a comprehensive adult citizenship education program.
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.
The Literacy Council of Upper Pinellas recently received several grants to support its various literacy efforts.
LCUP received a grant from the Pinellas Community Foundation which will support supplies for tutor training events, snacks and supplies for conversation classes, LCUP?s annual tutor appreciation event,
a News for You subscription, and outreach efforts.
The organization also received a grant from the Rotary Club of Dunedin to purchase bilingual books. These books will be used to fill the Little Free Library in front of Dunedin Elementary School.
READ Pinellas provided funding for LCUP to purchase the online reading program, ESL Reading Smart, for students to continue studying English at home.
Additionally, LCUP received a grant from the Publix Foundation to provide snacks and supplies for conversation classes.
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.