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Trivia Night is Back!

 We are excited to announce that the 3rd Annual Facts, Figures, and FUNds event is scheduled for Wednesday, May 29th, 2013!  Thank you to Riverfront Tavern for once again offering their space to make this event happen. More details to follow...but mark your calendar now!     

Learner Spotlight: Meet Erskine

Erskine entered our program in 2002 through our partnership with Davidson County Drug Court.  With our help, he achieved his goals of finding employment and buying a house.  Erskine has been drug-free for fifteen years, and says he could not have achieved this without learning how to read. My whole life has changed.  If I hadn't started learning, there's no telling where I might be today.  If  I couldn't read, I couldn't stay clean.  I'm just grateful for having a program like this.  I never thought I was going to be blessed to learn how to read. What Education Means by Erskine Hyler Education means to me - You won't catch the wrong ...

Reading Reminder: Vowel Sounds

There are 18 vowel sounds in the English language.  The five main vowels are A, E, I, O, and U.  Sometimes W and Y also act as vowels.  Vowel sounds can be put into the following categories: 5 Long Vowels:  Long vowels are when the sound is the same as the letter name - faith, dream, smile, vote, rule. 5 Short Vowels:  Short vowels are often the hardest for people to hear differentiated.  They are the sounds at the beginning of the following words - Ultimate optimism, attitude is everything. 3 R-Controlled Vowels:  Vowels make these sounds when paired with an R. AR as in scarf OR as in storm ER, IR, and UR as in her, sir, or fur 5 ...

Save the Date: Regional Literacy Conference May 2nd – 3rd

The regional U.S. Conference on Adult Literacy is coming to Nashville on May 2-3, 2013!  We are honored to be hosting this year’s conference in conjunction with the Tennessee Literacy Coalition. Workshop topics include: Preparing Low Level Learners for the GED Test Speaking to Groups (Adult Learner Workshop)* Teaching Adults to Read: Components of Reading Contextualized Instruction *Note: The adult learner workshop is FREE.  Please encourage your learner to attend! Find more information and a full schedule of events here.