Volume 59 | August 20, 2022

"Keeping in Touch"Addresses Treacherous Weather


The final weeks of summer can bring bizarre and sometimes frightful weather. Severe thunderstorms, tornado warnings, flash floods, and sirens - these terms can be confusing or meaningless to our students. Use this month's "Keeping in Touch" to talk with your learner about inclement weather and what they should do if they are faced with a severe weather situation.


Along with the rain comes special gear! Umbrella, rain hat, galoshes, and other words can be fun new terms to introduce into your conversation.


I hope that you enjoy these dwindling summer days and all they bring.

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,

Carol Garcia

Your Tutor Support Specialist

Tutor Engagement

"Invite a Friend"

Currently, 62 students are waiting for tutors! Literacy DuPage needs more tutors and invites YOU to “Invite a Friend” to join our volunteer ranks.

Enter to win a $75 Visa gift card by referring your friends, associates, and family members to become Literacy DuPage tutors soon. The more referrals, the greater your chances to win!


Our next Meet & Greet information sessions are Saturday, August 27th at 8:30 a.m. and Wednesday, September 7th at 9:00 a.m. When your referral signs up, they must mention that you sent them.

For you to qualify to win, your referral must register for one of our 2 upcoming training classes, which start on September 12 and September 16.


Please direct them to https://literacydupage.org/volunteer/register-orientation/ or have them call us at 331-472-7160 to sign up.


Thank you for participating in "Invite a Friend"!  You know how rewarding it is to serve as a Literacy DuPage tutor. People you know can join our vital work of empowering DuPage County adults with the life-changing benefits of English language skills.



AmazonSmile is a simple way for you to support Literacy DuPage every time you shop on Amazon. They will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to LDP with no additional cost to you! Sign up at https://smile.amazon.com/ch/36-3749739

Resources for Your Student

Conversation Groups

ALL intermediate or above level learners are encouraged to participate in one of LDP’s 11 conversation groups. Check out the locations, dates, and times here.

This is an excellent opportunity to practice listening and speaking with others who are eager to improve their English language skills.

New ESL Conversation Group Starting!

The Westmont Library, in collaboration with Literacy DuPage, will host a twice-monthly conversation group, beginning Saturday, September 10th. The group will meet in person every 2nd and 4th Saturday from 10:00 a.m. – 12 noon. For details:


Using Visuals to Teach Health Literacy


Community Resources

Literacy DuPage recently participated in

the back-to-school fair hosted by the Elmhurst Resource Coalition. These are some of the other participating agencies that provide services in DuPage County:

SCARCE -- Learn more about this terrific recycling and environmental education organization at their Open House on Saturday, September 17th. Take a guided tour and a behind-the-scenes look at their facility between 9 a.m. and 1.p.m.    

Elmhurst-Yorkfield Food Pantry -- Dedicated to providing food, compassion, and hope to neighbors and children in need. Serving the communities of Addison, Bensenville, Berkeley, Elmhurst, Hillside, Lombard, Oak Brook, and Villa Park.  

Family Shelter Service --Transforming lives by offering help and hope to those affected by domestic violence.

LOVE Christian Clearinghouse -- Churches serving West Suburban residents with short- and long-term solutions for rental assistance, utilities, and car repair.            

PASO -- At the forefront of the struggle for immigrant rights and justice, demanding an end to deportations that separate and tear families and communities apart.

YWCA -- A leading service provider in the areas of sexual violence support services, early childhood and childcare provider services, family support services, youth STEM programming, and economic empowerment services. 

Catholic Charities–Diocese of Joliet in Downers Grove -- Offering a wide variety of valuable family services.

Activities for Your Lessons

Here are some new ideas!






Lesson Plan (for low-intermediate & above)


Lesson Plan


Another Lesson Plan:




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Vocabulary Flashcards

Vocabulary Matching


Sentence Completion

Need help? Reach out to Carol Garcia, your Tutor Support Specialist!
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