Volume 46 | October 16, 2021
This issue is all about Halloween and
Health Literacy!
Greetings, Tutors!

October is recognized as Health Literacy Month. A general definition of health literacy is reading, understanding, and acting upon health information. We want to ensure our students develop the skills and confidence they need to maintain their health. Use the instructional resources in this newsletter with your student to increase their familiarity and knowledge of health-related matters. 

As the end of October approaches, teach your student about the traditions and observances of what we call Halloween. This spooktacular subject provides an opportunity to explain cultural traditions while practicing the communicative language skills of listening, speaking, reading, and writing. 

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 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 currently offers seven virtual (Zoom) ESL Conversation Groups and two in-person groups. Although the following partner libraries host these groups, they are open to anyone in DuPage County.
Addison Public Library
(Mondays, 2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)

Indian Prairie Public Library
(Wednesdays, 7:00 - 8:00 p.m.)

Itasca Community Library
(Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:30 p.m.)

Lisle Library District
(2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 10:00 a.m. - noon) *This group meets inside and in-person at the library)

Naperville 95th Street Library
(Mondays, 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.)

West Chicago Public Library
(Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.) *This group meets inside and in-person at the library

Westmont Public Library
(1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.)

Wheaton Public Library
(Saturdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.)

Woodridge Public Library
(Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:00 a.m.)
Community Resources
Loaves and Fishes is opening their second food distribution location. Click here for details.
The DuPage Health Coalition is offering its free flu voucher program to uninsured DuPage County residents. Click here for information.
ICNA Relief Food Pantry provides food distribution every Saturday from 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Address: 1793 Bloomingdale Road, Suite 4, Glendale Heights.
Neighborhood Food Pantries is a network of area churches and local businesses, grocery stores, schools, and community organizations that operate seven pantries in DuPage County. Below you will find information on pantry locations and times.
  • Bloomingdale Church, 260 Glen Ellyn Road, Bloomingdale
  • Friday, 8 - 9 p.m.
  • Saturday,10 a.m. - noon
  • Lutheran Church of the Master, 580 Kuhn Rd., Carol Stream
  • Monday, 12:45 - 3:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday - Thursday, 10 a.m. - 12:45 p.m.
  • St. Andrew United Methodist Church, 250 N. Gary Ave., Carol Stream
  • Monday, 5 - 6 p.m.
  • Family in Faith, 1480 Bloomingdale Rd., Glendale Heights
  • Click here for the schedule through December.
  • Immanuel Presbyterian, 29W260 Batavia Rd., Warrenville
  • Sunday, 1- 3 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • 123 Fremont Street Pantry, 123 Fremont Street, West Chicago
  • Monday, 11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • Wednesday - Friday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Resurrection Church, 30W350 Army Trail Rd., Wayne
  • Monday & Thursday, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
  • Tuesday, 1- 4 p.m.
  • Saturday, 8:00 - 10 a.m.
Activity Links, Online Links, Lesson Plans,
and More!
Below are individual activity links, online links, and lesson plans about Halloween and Health Literacy.
You may be able to use one or more with your student.
Activity Links
Lesson Plans:
Online Links
Need help? Reach out to Carol Garcia today!