Volume 48 | November 20, 2021
This issue is all about consumerism, libraries, and Thanksgiving!
Greetings, Tutors!

With Thanksgiving in the United States and the festivities of Christmas celebrated across the globe, many of us will be getting into the shopping spirit. Whether online or in a mall, this is a good time to get your student talking about shopping. There is no shortage of vocabulary, expressions, and phrases when it comes to the theme of shopping and the linking topics including sales and discounts, types of stores, and the number of products that society needs versus wants. Have your student talk about the culture of shopping in their country and discuss the similarities and differences.

Libraries are important community institutions for our students to learn about. Use the resources in this newsletter to introduce the library services specific to your student’s home library and the related vocabulary and practices. 
The Thanksgiving season always has us thinking about the many things in our lives for which we are truly grateful. We wish you a meaningful holiday.  

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

With gratitude and hope,

Your Tutor Support Specialist
Tutor Engagement

  • As we continue to navigate the pandemic we now require all new staff, tutors, and students entering the program to provide proof of vaccination. This requirement also applies to any tutor or student who is being rematched. Tutors and students who were matched prior to September 2021, have not been required to vaccination records.  
  • Upcoming Peer Tutor Mentor Meetings: Below are the Peer Tutor Mentor Meetings dates for the remainder of the calendar year. You should have received a separate email earlier in the week with registration details. Contact Carol if you did not receive this email.
  • Monday, December 6 - 6:30 – 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, December 7 - 10:00 – 11:00 a.m.
  • Did you know that all Literacy DuPage Newsletters are archived on our website from July 2018 to now? Easily retrieve past Keeping in Touch Newsletters and access all of the online and activity links. Click here for the archive.
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 three 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.)

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

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.)

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

Lisle Library District
(2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 10:00 a.m. - noon)

West Chicago Public Library
(Tuesdays, 10:00 - 11:30 a.m.)
Community Resources
The DuPage County Health Department provides assistance for help enrolling for 2022 health coverage. More information can be found in the below flyers.
Click here for details regarding the Loaves and Fishes distribution locations
The DuPage Health Coalition offers its free flu voucher program to uninsured DuPage County residents. Click here for more information.
Activity Links, Online Links, and Lesson Plans!
Below are individual activity links, online links, and lesson plans about consumerism, libraries, and Thanksgiving.
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!