Literacy Department eNewsletter
Saturday, August 1, 2020
Did you know our English class instructors and staff have recorded YouTube classes? Watch new videos for ELL Learners on English learning skills, crafts, recipes and more. Visit us on YouTube and subscribe today.
Online Video Yoga Class en Espanol
Join Tatiana for a beginner yoga class in Spanish! Tatiana Correa is a certified yoga instructor, RYT200. She will guide you through simple poses to stretch your body and relax your mind. Please listen to your body to prevent injury. It is helpful to have a yoga mat or non-slip surface. Enjoy! Access the class on our YouTube channel HERE

¡Venga y acompañe a Tatiana para una clase de yoga que será para principiantes y en español! Tatiana Correa es una instructora certificada de yoga, RYT200. Ella le guiará a través de posturas simples para estirar su cuerpo y relajar su mente. Por favor escuche a su cuerpo para evitar lesiones. Es útil tener una alfombra de yoga o una superficie antideslizante. ¡Disfrute! Accede aquí a la clase desde nuestro canal de YouTube
Around the World Multicultural Cookbooks
Do you like to cook, but are tired of the same recipes on rotation? Expand your repertoire with new recipes from around the world. This list of multicultural cookbooks was created to help you explore different cuisines and dishes. Try making turmeric chicken from The New Persian Kitchen , dal from An Invitation to Indian Cooking , or tamales from The Essential Cuisines of Mexico . Each cookbook includes a link to download the eBook with your MMSCL library card. Bon appétit!

Staff Picks - Yoga Journal Magazine on Flipster
Samantha recommends Yoga Journal , July & August 2020, found on Flipster.

She says “I recommend this magazine to anyone who likes to exercise and/or anyone who is interested in yoga. The Yoga Journal provides information and insights about yoga and the yoga lifestyle, including accessible asana instructions, anatomy and philosophy lessons, food and nutrition advice, news and trend updates, travel and natural beauty tips, and more. This magazine is great way for someone to incorporate yoga into their health and wellness journey!”

Understanding Syllables

Syllables are parts of a word. For example, the word dictionary has four syllables: dic-tion-ar-y.

Understanding syllables is a skill which falls under the umbrella of phonological awareness. It is helpful for beginner readers and writers. Understanding that words can be segmented into chunks helps with decoding (reading) and encoding (writing). Learn more about syllables with this resource from Reading Rockets HERE

Type any word into the Syllable Dictionary to find out how many syllables the word has HERE

Join instructor, Catherine, for a lesson about syllables. This lesson is good for beginner English Language Learners. View the video on our YouTube channel HERE

Register to Vote in Elections
Election Day is Tuesday, November 3, 2020. Check with the New York State Board of Elections to ensure you are registered to vote HERE:

Check voter registration deadlines, download a registration form or an absentee ballot, sign up to be a poll worker, and more HERE
Staff Video Lesson - Hummingbirds & How to Attract Them
Invite hummingbirds to your garden with homemade hummingbird nectar, which is simply sugar water! Literacy’s Lindsay will guide you through the process step-by-step and it is quick and easy. Then, you can sit back and enjoy hummingbirds in your yard all season. Watch the video on our YouTube channel HERE

Get more information about feeding hummingbirds from The Hummingbird Society HERE

Use your library card to access National Wildlife magazine, April/May 2020, on Flipster HERE
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