Walk/Run for Literacy this Saturday:
Join the Literacy Volunteers for a fun time and/or to raise money to support adult literacy efforts in Lake County. Click here for details.
Volunteer Opportunity: Slosson Oral Reading Test
Most one-on-one learners in the program take the Slosson Oral Reading Testing (SORT) as their standardized reading assessment. The Waukegan Public Library is looking for a few volunteers who would like to be trained to administer this test to adult learners to check their progress. Giving the test takes between ten and twenty minutes. After a short training, volunteers will visit a one-on-one tutoring group every few weeks to deliver the assessment. Contact Josh at janderson [at] waukeganpl [dot] infoor 847-775-2549 if you are interested.
Coming this fall: ESL Tutoring!
This fall the Waukegan Public Library will begin placing tutors for one-on-one and small group matches to teach the English language for the first time in the program’s history. Several ABE-trained tutors have already signed up to be trained in this area as well. Contact Rachel Cope at rachelcope [at] waukeganpl [dot] info or 847-775-2547 to learn more.
(but not far)
The Adult Literacy Tutoring staff at the Waukegan Public Library has moved to new offices. They are still located on the Library’s main floor, but now they’re behind a key-coded door. If you are visiting Josh or Rachel at the Waukegan Public Library, please ask the front desk to call them and they’ll come out to greet you.
Other Literacy News:
Dropping Back Inis four half-hour documentary-style programs featuring inspiring profiles of dropouts who dropped back in and the people and programs that helped them. The first two episodes will air locally tonight, Wednesday September 24 at 8 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. on WTTW Create/World.
You are a part of the Illinois Secretary of State’s literacy effort!
Did you know that you and other volunteer literacy tutors in programs funded by the Illinois Secretary of State’s office provided tutoring at 443 different locations around the state last year? Learn more about the statewide literacy effort by viewing the 2014 Guide to the Secretary of State Literacy Effort.
The Waukegan Public Library is a member of ProLiteracy, the largest international literacy organization. Click here to view their Fall 2014 newsletter. Inside you’ll find sample lessons (Math, Conversational English, and Geography), recommended resources and an adult learner success story.