Volume 39 | June 26, 2021
This issue is all about the 4th of July and Farmer's Markets!
Greetings, Tutors!

Happy Birthday, America!  America will celebrate its 246th Birthday as it commemorates the day when the nation adopted the Declaration of Independence from British rule on July 4, 1776. This holiday is enthusiastically celebrated with parades, picnics, barbeques, fireworks, and reflection.  

Weekly Famer’s Markets are scattered all over DuPage County. Introduce and encourage your student to explore and discover their local market. Enjoy these summer days!

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

  • As libraries are re-opening for full service, tutors and students are cautiously and experimentally returning to in-person tutoring. Literacy DuPage requires all tutors and sign a waiver of liability if meeting in-person. Click here for tutor and student waiver documents. These documents should be returned to dheppner@literacydupage.org.
  • We want to hear from YOU! Email Carol your ideas, questions, or opportunities you would like to share with other tutors. Your contribution 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 five virtual (Zoom) ESL Conversation Groups and one in-person group. Although these groups are hosted by the following partner libraries, they are open to anyone in DuPage County.

***West Chicago Public Library (1st and 3rd Tuesdays of each month from 10:00 – 11:30 a.m.)
For the summer only, this group will meet in person and outside, weather permitting. Participants must register for each session, and must bring their own chair or blanket. In case of bad weather, the group will meet on Zoom.
Community Resources
Families with school-age children can participate in the drive-thru Catholic Charities Back to School Fair on August 4, 2021. Click here for details and the registration process
People’s Resource Center provides an array of social services. Click here for information about their Food Pantry and Emergency Services.  
CRIS is a clearinghouse for DuPage County residents who need health and social service resources. Click here for contact information.
Family Focus offers free home visiting and other supports for pregnant women as a 1st or 2nd-time parent. Click here for more details.
Head Start is currently accepting eligible children, ages birth -5, in their school readiness program.  To learn more, click here.
Activity Links, Online Links, and Lesson Plans
Below are individual activity links, online links, and lesson plans about the 4th of July and Farmer's Markets.
You may be able to use one or more with your student.
Activity Links




Lesson Plans:

PDF Lesson Plan
Online Links
Need help? Reach out to Carol Garcia today!