Volume 22 | October 17, 2020
This issue is all about Halloween and hurricanes!
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Greetings Tutors!
Based on feedback, we have updated the format to Keeping in Touch. We hope you like the refresh. Do you find this new format more readable? Are there topics/categories that you would like to see included? We want to hear from you! Contact Carol with your thoughts and ideas. 

Traditionally, we have celebrated tutors and their students with an appreciation luncheon in October. Although we cannot recognize and thank you in-person this year, we champion the determination, commitment, and hard work you and your student have undertaken to develop and improve life-changing English skills. These past months have challenged everyone in ways we could not have predicted. We are grateful for your continued involvement with Literacy DuPage.

This newsletter offers resources about the observance and cultural celebrations of Halloween and the natural occurrences and disasters associated with hurricanes.  

As always, please do not hesitate to reach out if you have questions or need help with tutoring strategies during this time. Be well and take care.

With gratitude and hope,

Your Tutor Support Specialist
Tutor Engagement

  • We are looking for tutors to facilitate an evening virtual conversation group which would be hosted through a partner library using their ZOOM platform. If you would be interested in learning more about facilitating a conversation group, contact Carol at cgarcia@literacydupage.org.

  • Do YOU have a question, idea, or opportunity to share? Email Carol, and your input may be featured in an upcoming issue!
Resources for you & your student
English Conversation Groups
ESL Conversation Groups offer an informal and friendly environment for adults at an intermediate or above level to practice their English listening and speaking skills. 

Literacy DuPage is currently offering FOUR virtual (ZOOM) ESL Conversation groups hosted by the following libraries:  
Community Resources
Free Flu Vaccines: Vouchers are available for free flu vaccines in DuPage County.

Following is a link to a website (English and Spanish) where people can request a voucher and get more information about the program. https://accessdupage.org/flu/
Activity Links, Online Links, and Lesson Plans
Below are individual activity, online links, and lesson plans about Halloween and hurricanes. You may be able to use one or more with your student.
Halloween Activity Links.
Lesson Plans.
Online Links.
We're with you all the way
Need help? Reach out to us today:
For help with curriculum, materials, and other tutor support, contact:

Carol Garcia
To ask about learner matches or issues communicating with a learner, contact:

Laura Wickramasinghe


Diana Mendoza
For all other questions or concerns,
call 630.942.5210 or email info@literacydupage.org.