Literacy Department eNewsletter
Week of June 7, 2020
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Citizenship Preparation
The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) requires those pursuing U.S. citizenship to know 100 civics questions.

Test your knowledge of United States history, government, and geography with flashcards 21-40



If you’re eligible and interested in becoming an American citizen, you can participate in our Citizenship Preparation class. Email us for more information at LiteracyServices@communitylibrary.org
Our Kindness Calendar
Literacy staff created a resource for you to use at home if your family needs a boost of kindness after being home together for so long. Enjoy this 30 Days of Kindness Calendar: At Home Edition and spread kindness like confetti!


Interested in more acts of kindness? Visit https://www.randomactsofkindness.org/ for more ideas, resources, and more! 
What is a Contraction
What is a contraction? Contractions are shortened forms of words, for example, I am = I’m. Contractions are helpful when speaking, listening, reading, and writing. Join Literacy’s Lindsay to practice contractions HERE https://youtu.be/SDikCVyj4nY .

Find other English language instructional videos on the Community Family Literacy Project’s YouTube channel. 

If you’re interested in learning more about English grammar, check out “English Grammar Boot Camp,” one of The Great Courses available through Kanopy.

Scholastic offers day-by-day projects to keep kids reading, thinking, and growing. Choose a grade level (pre-k through ninth grade) and find 20 days of daily lessons- read alouds, informational articles, videos, activities, and more!


Free Resources with First Book
Finish the school year strong by accessing free resources to learn at home. 

First Book offers activities for learning at home. Download fun family activities in English and Spanish to boost reading, math, critical thinking, and mental health. No materials or preparation required! Good for pre-k through eighth grade.


Fun with Nursery Rhymes

Can you guess this nursery rhyme in emoji form? Nursery rhymes are universal! Los Pollitos Dicen is a traditional Spanish nursery rhyme with popularity similar to Twinkle Twinkle Little Star. It translates to the “little chickens” and it’s all about a mother hen caring for her chicks.
Join Literacy’s Samantha and family, to learn Los Pollitos Dicen HERE: https://youtu.be/OwSHK3GnQGU

Staff Picks - Time Magazine on Flipster
Sam recommends TIME magazine   which you can find on Flipster! She says I recommend TIME magazine because it covers issues globally. They provide information on topics such as health, sports, politics, essays, and current events happening around the world. It's fascinating to learn and read stories that can make you think and spark a conversation. It's interesting to read different viewpoints and perspectives included in each article.” 

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