The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council will hold its “Literacy Lights the Way” 5K walk-a-thon on October 7th on the B&A Trail between Marley Station Mall and Jumpers Hole Road in Glen Burnie.  This is the same location as last year. The $25 registration ($10 for Literacy Council students and free for all youth 16 years of age or younger) includes a commemorative t-shirt.

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Tutor Pete Schanck and student Johnetta Jones


 

Johnetta is working with tutor Pete Schanck to prepare for her GED math test this summer. She is enjoying her lessons and reports that “I used to hate math but now I am really enjoying it!” Pete shares that Johnetta has the logical mind of a computer and is a rapid learner. Her sister has seen Johnetta’s enthusiasm for her lessons and now wants to earn her GED!

Once Johnetta passes the GED her plans are to enroll in courses to become an esthetician, then get a job on a cruise ship where she can travel the world.

 

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2016 Literacy Lights the Way Walkathon


“Literacy Lights the Way”

5K walkathon

Saturday, October 7 from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

From left to right: Bob Stoner, Anita Ewing, Wendell Williams, and Mary Ann Stoner at the 2016 Walkathon

Free snacks! Prizes!
Leashed Pets Welcome.

The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council will hold its second annual “Literacy Lights the Way” 5K walkathon on Saturday, October 7 from 8:30 to 11 a.m.  We hope you will join us! Last year’s walkathon – our first – was a great success. We want to increase the number of participants this year, which marks the 40th anniversary of the Literacy Council.

We will walk on the beautiful B&A Trail between Marley Station Mall and Jumpers Hole Road in Glen Burnie. You are encouraged to dress as your favorite book character to compete for prizes!

The $25 registration ($10 for Literacy Council students and free for all youth 16 years of age or younger) includes a commemorative t-shirt.

FOR DONATIONS ONLY:  Anne Arundel County Literacy Council 2nd Annual 5K Walk-a-thon Donation Page.

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Great opportunity! Our next 2-day tutor training is scheduled for September 9 & 16 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Woods Memorial Presbyterian Church in Severna Park, and will include both Basic Literacy and English Language Learner instruction.

We have a class size limit of 35. If you, or someone you know, would be interested in attending this training, please email Lisa Vernon at director@aaclc.org, or call 410-269-4419 as soon as possible to reserve a seat.

Summer Success

August 8, 2017

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Tutor Bob Mondor and John

John, who dropped out of school at age 16, passed his GED in July (1 week before his 18th birthday!) and plans to get his driver license in August. He also has an opportunity to apply to the Northrup Grumman Corporation in September.
His advice to others thinking of getting their GED:

“Go for it! Take a leap.

Don’t be afraid to reach out for help.’
“Bob was a good teacher and working with him really helped me to focus. The books used are also very good.”

Advice From A Genius

August 4, 2017

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It’s not how smart you are

Here’s some advice from the world’s most famous genius, Albert Einstein

Here is a link to an outstanding article by Cory Galbraith on Albert Einstein http://bit.ly/2roxtu1 .

As Cory shares,  “Albert Einstein – thought to have mental disabilities as a child, became known as a genius – yet attributed his success, not to his intelligence, but to his character. Love, curiosity, imagination, balance and determination were the values he embraced.”


The Anne Arundel County Literacy Council will hold its “Literacy Lights the Way” 5K walk-a-thon on Saturday, October 7 from 8:30 to 11 a.m.

We will walk on the beautiful B&A Trail between Marley Station Mall and Jumpers Hole Road in Glen Burnie. This is the same location as last year.

We hope you will join us! Last year’s walk-a-thon – our first – was a great success. We want to increase the number of participants this year, which marks the 40th anniversary of the Literacy Council.

Brochure

FOR DONATIONS ONLY:

Anne Arundel County Literacy Council 2nd Annual 5K Walk-a-thon Donation Page

FOR THE WALK-A-THON REGISTRATION:

 Anne Arundel County Literacy Council 2nd Annual 5K Walk-a-Thon 

Student Spotlight: Ana

July 31, 2017

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Ana and Tutor Rosemary Council


Ana heard about the Literacy Council from her husband who is currently enrolled in the program. She wants to improve her English skills so she can get a better-paying job and communicate more effectively with her children’s teachers.

Ana began her tutoring sessions in December 2017 as a Level 1 ESL student. Due to the fact that she is a dedicated, focused, and hard-working student, she has quickly progressed to Level 2. Ana always completes her homework assignments, attends all her tutoring sessions, exhibits an enthusiasm for learning, and is a delight to tutor.

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Deena Fujimoto’s math workshop on June 24th helped GED tutors understand the importance of using the TI 30 XS calculator* on a timed test. As Susann Felton confessed, “In all candor, even the best mathematicians among us found this workshop incredibly valuable regarding shortcuts and time-saving tips, as well as practical means to give our students more and better tools to pass their exams.”

Deena is willing to hold another workshop on this topic. If you are interested, please e-mail:

Susann Felton at sdfelton@verizon.net or
Perinaaz Gandhi at perinaazgandhi@gmail.com.

Deena also spoke about the importance of test-taking strategies when taking timed exams. As a teaser she provided this simple five question test Test-Taking Skills, allowed 5 minutes to complete all five questions, then explained what each question was designed to teach. Try it. If you score a 4 or better you probably have excellent test-taking skills and can teach your students. If you struggled to complete it in 5 minutes, or scored less than a 4, might we suggest you express some interest in a fall workshop by contacting Susann or Perinaaz at the above e-mails?

*The TI 30 XS is the only calculator students are allowed to use when taking the GED math test. The test is a timed test and assumes that the students are proficient with this tool and will use it to both calculate complex problems and check answers. The Council has purchased several of the calculators and we will provide them at cost to any student or tutor in the GED program for $15.00.

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Tutor Nancy Eakin and Minh Vien


Minh Vien, who has been working with tutor Nancy Eakin since October of 2016, recently completed Laubach Way to Reading 2 and was presented with a certificate to mark her accomplishment. Minh is eager to get started on Laubach Way to Reading 3 and Nancy could not be more pleased with her progress!

Minh is a talented and in-demand nail technician who works long hours, yet finds the time to attend weekly tutoring sessions. Having been in this country for almost 15 years, she speaks English well and has an extensive vocabulary. She is an attentive and enthusiastic student who is well on her way to accomplishing her goal of improving her reading and writing skills.

Minh lives with her mother, who has experienced some serious health challenges. Minh accompanies her mother, who does not drive, to all of her doctors’ appointments. When Minh expressed a desire to improve her knowledge of medical vocabulary, Nancy provided her with medical picture dictionaries. In addition, they worked together to read patient information brochures that were obtained from a local hospital.