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									                                                   Presenters
                       (Presenters are listed in alphabetical order by last name.)


Andes, Laurie; Tuesday, 4:30-5:30; Magnolia A
Using Wikis and E-Gadgets to Engage Struggling Readers
This presentation is a description of how shared Wiki space can be used to create an online
community in which children may discuss their writing and video creations with each other.
While engaged in this way, students who are usually struggling readers and writers begin to
change the way they approach literacy activities.

Ankrum, Julie; Monday, 9:30-10:30; Tower 2
Differentiated Instruction: An Effective Strategy for RTI
Effective differentiation is essential to Tier I instruction in RTI. We are currently conducting a
study of exemplary teachers' literacy instruction. Participants will learn how exemplary
classroom teachers differentiate instruction to meet the needs of all students. Practical
application will be provided.

Arnold, Marnie; Tuesday, 9:30-10:30; Wild Rose B
Open Chair: A Differentiated Literature Discussion Format
"Open Chair" is a discussion format that lends itself to differentiation of skills as they relate to
text. This open ended discussion format can be used to enrich or reteach any reading skills with
flexible student groups. While it is most often used with nonfiction text, it could also apply to
novels or short stories. Come learn the protocols and try it out for yourself!

Beatty, Cindy; Monday, 3:15-5:30; Magnolia C
But What if They Don't Like to Read?
How do you motivate students that don't like to read or those that can, but simply choose not
to, especially boys? This workshop will provide many simple and quick ideas that are fun for
both students and educators. A variety of reading material options will be examined with
opportunities for the attendees to "try out" some of the strategies.

Beckman, Marian; Monday, 10:45 - 11:45; Tower 2
Envisioning and Empowering Yourself as a Literacy Leader
Presenters will link theory to practice by offering attendees specific, concrete suggestions for
building a more literate school community and positioning themselves as literacy leaders within
their schools and classrooms. Attendees will be encouraged to actively engage with the
content of the presentation and reflect on their own current practices. Information will be
presented via powerpoint, with supplementary hand-out materials provided.
Best, Linda; Monday, 3:15-5:30; Tower 1
Reimagining Instruction and Empowering Students: Infusing Reading and Writing (and the PA
Standards Aligned System) into a Fantastic Science Unit
This session highlights an intermediate science unit that includes multiple opportunities for
student reading and writing. These activities engage students in thinking and detailed
responses to provide students with a framework for self-assessment, encouraging proficient
and advanced responses. Activities are connected to the Pennsylvania Standards Aligned
System with content standards and assessments. Participants will be actively involved and
receive handouts.

Borden, Julie; Monday, 4:30-5:30; Wild Rose A
Teaching Fluency Can Be Fun
Most techniques used for increasing fluency are drilled timings. We have researched and
practiced some fun techniques to make these drills more fun. We used readers theater, word
matrixes, race car reading and many more. Come see how you can make those DIBELS scores
go up.

Brown, Tammy et. al.; Monday, 9:30-10:30; Tower 1
Graduate Research Forum
What are graduate students studying? This poster session will feature outstanding research
and professional contributions by graduate students across the state. After a brief introduction
of each project, participants will be invited to visit displays and discuss the work with
presenters. A question and answer session will follow.

Bufalino, Janet; Monday, 9:30-11:45; Magnolia B
The Promise of Reading Recovery
Reading Recovery has been recognized by the “What Works Clearinghouse” as being highly
effective in Reading Achievement. Come and learn about the power of Reading Recovery
Instruction.

Cappelli, Rose and Lynne Dorfman; Monday, 3:15-4:15; Magnolia B
Nonfiction Mentor Texts: Crafting Content
This session explores how nonfiction writers build well-developed content with voice and
authority in children's literature. The workshop focuses on strategies: anecdotes, speech
bubbles, cartoons, time lines, rich descriptor. Discover what to look for in fiction and nonfiction
to help students imitate authors, take risks, and develop as nonfiction writers.
Cappelli, Rose and Glendia Kennedy; Tuesday, 3:15-4:15; Tower 2
The Keystone to Reading Book Award: Linking Information and Imagination
Learn how participation in the Keystone to Reading Book Award can help make a difference in
the reading lives of your students. Primary and intermediate titles for 2010-2011 will be
shared. The session will include an explanation of how to participate, techniques for
encouraging students to read with a critical eye, possibilities for extension activities, and door
prizes.

Cerullo, Mary; Monday, 3:15-4:15; Wild Rose A
Building Vocabulary in a Caring Environment

Cerullo, Mary; Tuesday, 3:15-4:15; Wild Rose A
Learning the Writing Process in a Caring Community

Clinchy, Kim; Monday, 4:30-5:30; Tower 2
Why Reader's Theatre ?
Participants explore the role Reader's Theatre can play in reading instruction. Through
interactive techniques, participants will learn the various benefits of Reader's Theatre and be
guided to develop a personal action plan for implementing Reader's Theatre into their
classroom instruction. Presentation will include samples of student work.

Concannen-Gibney, Tara; Tuesday, 3:15-4:15; Magnolia D
Exploring Poetry in the Writer's Workshop: A Genre Study Approach
This workshop will explore how to implement a genre study in poetry at elementary school
level. Based on the writer's workshop approach, the genre study will involve an immersion in
poetry through a variety of reading and writing activities.

Cordova, Sarah; Monday, 9:30-11:45; Wild Rose A
The Power of Mentor Texts: Raising the Quality of Student Writing in a Writer's Workshop
Participants will learn to use Mentor Texts to effectively model a variety of proven, research-
based writing strategies. The workshop will include: the presentation and review of
outstanding texts and the authors who inspire us, both as readers and writers, the methods
used when selecting these texts an models of mini-lessons at varying stagees of the writing
process. Workshop materials provided.

Dailey, Kathleen; Tuesday, 10:45-11:45; Magnolia C
Examining Small Group Practices within an RTI Framework
This presentation aims to guide educators in instructional practices that occur in Tiers II and III.
The presenters will provide an overview of recent developments with RTI and will examine
instructional practices through the lens of the gradual release of responsibility model.
Educators will be guided in the processes of determining the validity and effectiveness of
research-based practices for small group instruction.



Dalinsky, Jessica, Monday, 3:15-4:15; Tower 2
Creating Interactive Data Walls
Explore how a school leadership team organized their data into a meaningful, manageable
format by creating interactive data analysis walls to observe, monitor, and improve student
learning. Learn how teachers regularly interact with the data wall to differentiate instruction
and plan interventions. Refresh and energize your staff with a user- friendly format for data
analysis.

DeCesare, April; Tuesday, 9:30 - 11:45; Magnolia A and Wednesday, 9:30 - 11:45; Magnolia A
Writer's Workshop/ Guided Writing Groups - The Process of Writing

Dorfman, Lynne and Rose Cappelli; Monday, 3:15-4:15; Magnolia B
Nonfiction Mentor Texts: Crafting Content
This session explores how nonfiction writers build well-developed content with voice and
authority in children's literature. The workshop focuses on strategies: anecdotes, speech
bubbles, cartoons, time lines, rich descriptor. Discover what to look for in fiction and nonfiction
to help students imitate authors, take risks, and develop as nonfiction writers.

Elliker, Argyro; Tuesday, 10:45-11:45; Wild Rose B
"Give Me a Word, Any Word..."
The joy and science of language will be discussed as ways are presented to empower students
in their reading, writing, and speaking abilities. By interweaving root word theory and
methodology with numerous examples, the use of Greek and Latin roots for the expansion of
vocabulary will be explored.

Gibbons, Meridith L. & Annemarie Jay; Wednesday, 9:30-10:30; Tower 1
Keystone Literacy Coaches: Information from Shadowing
This session will provide information about observations and interviews conducted on K to 8
coaches from two district regions of Pennsylvania. Similarities and differences among roles and
responsibilities will be addressed.
Gaskins, Irene, Sally Laird, Colleen O'Haran & Jenny Roca; Wednesday 9:15- 11:30; Magnolia C
Enabling Struggling Readers to Read, Write, Think, and Learn across the Curriculum by Applying
Principles of Learning, Evidence-Based Practices, and Differentiated Instruction
The major content of this symposium is the evidence-based rationale for, and description of,
how teachers at Benchmark School (a school for bright, struggling readers in grades 1-8)
explicitly teach the tools and strategies of reading, writing, and discussion to support students'
thinking and learning in the content areas and tailor instruction to students' needs through
formative assessment and differentiation.

Gennaro, Karen; Monday, 9:30-10:30; Wild Rose B
Use Music to Support the Emergence of Phonemic Awareness In Young Children!
Participating professionals will discover how to use three fundamentals of music to augment
and support the acquisition of phonemic awareness in early learning classrooms. These teacher
friendly ideas are based on current research and align with the Response to Instruction and
Intervention initiative. Practioners will explore classic children's literature accompanied by
music and examine music related interventions.

Giorgio, Barbara&Timothy Murray; Tuesday 3:15-5:30; Tower 3
Socially Responsible Reading: Teachers and Students Empowered Through Literacy Inquiry
This workshop will engage teachers who are interested in exploring the theme of social justice:
poverty, prejudice, and power. This inquiry based, differentiated unit will include the use of
authentic texts and meaningful written expression. Teachers will leave this session with a list of
specific titles and ideas for implementing integrated units into their reading workshops.

Gordon, Joyce; Wednesday, 9:30 - 10:30; Empire B
Effective Teaching for Readers Who Struggle
Teaching readers who struggle is the greatest challenge for literacy educators. Teaching must
be designed to meet the needs of each child. Join us as we look at fifteen keys to effective
intervention in literacy, as identified by Drs. Gay Su Pinnell and Irene Fountas. Specific teaching
techniques, designed for differentiation of instruction to reduce achievement gaps, will be
demonstrated.

Harper, Dale; Wednesday, 10:45-11:45; Empire D
Struggling Readers Will Read, Achieve, and Love Doing It !
Participants will be given a wealth of free reading incentives, and Reading/Test-taking
Strategies that Work! The incentives motivate students to read while they are applying the
strategies for successful reading achievement. The efforts of home,school, and community
result in higher achieving, confident students who WANT to read and have fun doing it!
Hartman, George; Wednesday, 10:45-11:45; Empire B
Preparing Students for the Year 2040
The Year 2040: The energy crisis, food shortage, overpopulation, global warming, global
competition, technological advances, spread of global diseases, terrorist attacks, medical
discoveries, etc.----What to do? Are we preparing our students for these challenges? What
does the research say?

Heilman-Houser, Rose; Monday, 4:30-5:30; Wild Rose B
Innovative Teaching Approaches to Concepts in Language Arts
This presentation will focus on actively involving students in mastering language arts skills.
Various aspects of innovative teaching in regards to context clues, grammar, vocabulary and
other areas of language arts will be demonstrated.

Hower, Aileen; Wednesday, 10:45-11:45; Tower 1
Enhancing Literacy Learning through On-Line Tools
Practical, creative, and inspiring suggestions for enhancing reading and writing in today's
classrooms with web-based programs accessible to all schools. Strategies will be grounded in
sound literary pedagogy.

Jackson, Lisa; Monday, 3:15-4:15; Wild Rose B
Using an Interactive Whiteboard for Elementary Literacy Instruction & Intervention
Participants will observe many ways in which an interactive Smartboard/Whiteboard can be
used for elementary literacy instruction/intervention for Life Skills, Learning Support, Title I, and
classroom instruction. Internet websites and teacher created activities will be highlighted.
Although usage of a Smartboard will be the focus, participants will learn about websites and
activities that do not need Smartboard support to be utilized.

Jasmine, Joanne and Edith Ries; Monday, 10:45 - 11:45; Tower 3
Multiculturalism and Diversity through Young Adult Literature
Multicultural literature helps to cultivate an environment that values diversity & social justice.
Educators can assist students in developing a respect for diversity and thinking critically about
intolerance. This workshop will discuss young adult novels, strategies, & activities to use in the
classroom.

Jay, Annemarie & Meridith L. Gibbons; Wednesday, 9:30-10:30; Tower 1
Keystone Literacy Coaches: Information from Shadowing
This session will provide information about observations and interviews conducted on K to 8
coaches from two district regions of Pennsylvania. Similarities and differences among roles and
responsibilities will be addressed.




Keck, Dana; Wednesday, 10:30 - 11:30; Tower 3
Tier II Intervention in RTI: Research - Based Reading Support for Every Student
This session will provide innovative, research-based Tier II interventions for Response to
Intervention (RTI). Participants will be equipped with practical instructional strategies based in
each student's instructional data, while taking the lead in implementing successful changes to
your school's literacy program. Participants will also gain extensive knowledge in RTI and
implementing effective literacy instructional practices.

Kennedy, Glendia and Rose Cappelli; Tuesday 3:15-4:15; Tower 2
The Keystone to Reading Book Award: Linking Information and Imagination
Learn how participation in the Keystone to Reading Book Award can help make a difference in
the reading lives of your students. Primary and intermediate titles for 2010-2011 will be
shared. The session will include an explanation of how to participate, techniques for
encouraging students to read with a critical eye, possibilities for extension activities, and door
prizes.

Kenny, Heather & Laura Robbins; Wednesday, 9:30-10:30; Empire C
WWF : Word Wall Fun
Are you wrestling to find fun and effective ways to bolster your students' word identification
skills and supplement you Literacy Centers? Learn research-supported, classroom-developed
instructional techniques (such as "The Fist Game" and "Taking it to the Mat") that will promote
students' recognition of common spelling patterns of complex sounds (long vowels, consonant
and vowel digraphs), making your students reading champions!

Kissner, Emily; Monday 3:15-5:30; Tower 3
Improving Expository Writing Skills Through the Writing of Expository Fiction
How can we help students to become proficient writers of informational and persuasive
writing? Expository fiction is one exciting way. With expository fiction, students blend creative
and imaginative ideas to build their ability to organize and develop expository pieces. Learn
how to prepare students for the Writing PSSA at this workshop.

Kissner, Emily; Tuesday 9:30-10:30; Tower 1
Making Inferences, Making Meaning
The ability to make inferences is a vital skill for reading. However, many students struggle with
the inference process. In this session we will examine how readers make inferences and
explore engaging hands-on activities that teachers can use to build readers' success.



Laird, Sally, Irene Gaskins, Colleen O'Haran & Jenny Roca; Wednesday, 9:15- 11:30; Magnolia C
Enabling Struggling Readers to Read, Write, Think, and Learn across the Curriculum by Applying
Principles of Learning, Evidence-Based Practices, and Differentiated Instruction
The major content of this symposium is the evidence-based rationale for, and description of,
how teachers at Benchmark School (a school for bright, struggling readers in grades 1-8)
explicitly teach the tools and strategies of reading, writing, and discussion to support students'
thinking and learning in the content areas and tailor instruction to students' needs through
formative assessment and differentiation.

Molyneaux –Leahy, Mary and Tina Selvaggi; Monday, 9:30-10:30; Magnolia C
Unlocking Students' Curiosity: Reading in the Content Area
Participants will engage in learning to apply explicit reading skills and strategies in non-fiction
leveled text addressing the content standards in science and social studies.

Mowery, Will; Wednesday, 4:30 - 5:30; Magnolia B
Time - Efficient Strategies for Content Area Writing
Writing is learning. The pundits say it, the research supports it. Students learn more deeply
when they write about what they are learning as they are learning it. This presentaion offers
metacognitive writing strategies for immediate classroom integration that promote deeper
learning and full participation of all students in all areas of the curriculum. A self- explanatory
handout provided.

Murray, Timothy, &, Barbara Giorgio; Tuesday 3:15-5:30; Tower 3
Socially Responsible Reading: Teachers and Students Empowered Through Literacy Inquiry
This workshop will engage teachers who are interested in exploring the theme of social justice:
poverty, prejudice, and power. This inquiry based, differentiated unit will include the use of
authentic texts and meaningful written expression. Teachers will leave this session with a list of
specific titles and ideas for implementing integrated units into their reading workshops.

Northrup, Holly; Monday, 9:30-10:30; Tower 1
Student Data Conversations and Goal Setting
In this workshop, we will discuss student data conversations and goal setting. Participators will
leave with an understanding of how to implement and maintain this process to better drive
their instruction.

O'Haran, Colleen Sally Laird, Irene Gaskins, & Jenny Roca; Wednesday, 9:15- 11:30; Magnolia C
Enabling Struggling Readers to Read, Write, Think, and Learn across the Curriculum by Applying
Principles of Learning, Evidence-Based Practices, and Differentiated Instruction
The major content of this symposium is the evidence-based rationale for, and description of,
how teachers at Benchmark School (a school for bright, struggling readers in grades 1-8)
explicitly teach the tools and strategies of reading, writing, and discussion to support students'
thinking and learning in the content areas and tailor instruction to students' needs through
formative assessment and differentiation.

Presloid, Janine; Wednesday, 9:30-10:30; Wild Rose B
Infusing Comprehension Instruction into Literacy Programs
Comprehension is the main goal of reading. How can we make sure that we are keeping our
focus on comprehension within the constraints of commercially prepared literacy programs?
This session offers some possible answers.

Quick, Robin; Monday, 10:45 - 11:45; Magnolia C
Creating Dual-Language Picture Books for ELLs
This presentation will introduce the audience to the steps involved in creating dual-language
picture books for their classrooms that will meet the needs of their English Language Learners
(ELL). Examples of good picture book designs will be reviewed and criteria discussed. The
participants will have an opportunity to design their first book, including an interactive,
interchangeable version.

Rebovich, Laurie; Monday, 9:30 - 10:30; Tower 3
Learning Support Success - Aiming for Proficiency on the PSSA
This presentation will focus on how to best meet the needs of learning support students to help
them become proficient on the PSSA. Topics will include data analysis, data interpretation,
differentiation, remediation and study skills within the regular classroom.

Ries, Edith and Joanne Jasmine; Monday, 10:45 - 11:45; Tower 3
Multiculturalism and Diversity through Young Adult Literature
Multicultural literature helps to cultivate an environment that values diversity & social justice.
Educators can assist students in developing a respect for diversity and thinking critically about
intolerance. This workshop will discuss young adult novels, strategies, & activities to use in the
classroom.

Robbins, Laura & Heather Kenny; Wednesday, 9:30-10:30; Empire C
WWF : Word Wall Fun
Are you wrestling to find fun and effective ways to bolster your students' word identification
skills and supplement you Literacy Centers? Learn research-supported, classroom-developed
instructional techniques (such as "The Fist Game" and "Taking it to the Mat") that will promote
students' recognition of common spelling patterns of complex sounds (long vowels, consonant
and vowel digraphs), making your students reading champions!

Roca, Jenny, Sally Laird, Irene Gaskins, & Colleen O'Haran; Wednesday 9:15- 11:30; Magnolia C
Enabling Struggling Readers to Read, Write, Think, and Learn across the Curriculum by Applying
Principles of Learning, Evidence-Based Practices, and Differentiated Instruction
The major content of this symposium is the evidence-based rationale for, and description of,
how teachers at Benchmark School (a school for bright, struggling readers in grades 1-8)
explicitly teach the tools and strategies of reading, writing, and discussion to support students'
thinking and learning in the content areas and tailor instruction to students' needs through
formative assessment and differentiation.

Russo, Marisa; Tuesday 10:45-11:45; Tower 1
Help Ensure Reading Success for Struggling English Learners
In this fun and engaging session, suggestions for Front Loading vocabulary and problems with
phonetic difficulties linked to L1 will be addressed. Preteaching reading, blending, and dictation
lessons will be shared, so participants will see demonstrations of all these critical literacy
components.

Sadaly, Nancy & Mary Beth Hengelbrok; Wednesday, 10:30-11:30; Empire A
Incorporating Before, During, and After Reading Strategies into Medal of Honor Curriculum
This program will familiarize participants with a multidisciplinary curriculum written to
introduce middle and high school students to the Medal of Honor, and will provide examples
demonstrating literacy leaders infusing before, during, and after reading strategies into Medal
of Honor lessons. Participants will view a videotaped lesson as a model and will receive
additional sample lesson plans.

Sambucci, Joan; Wednesday, 9:30-10:30; Empire A
Effective Teaching Practices for At-Risk Readers
What teaching practices are effective for early reading intervention? A study completed in first,
second, and third grades reveal the importance of teaching the specific skills and allowing the
children time for guided reading practice. The presentation will also discuss identifying the at-
risk students and progress monitoring.

Sobolak, Michelle & Dr. Leah Calvert; Wednesday, 9:30-10:30; Empire D
Supporting Diverse Learners: Cultural Bridging and Content Area Reading
Cultural bridging, actively learning about the backgrounds, cultures, and knowledge of students
to enhance teaching and learning, is essential in today's increasingly diverse classrooms. It is
particularly important in content areas where background knowledge plays a major role in
students' understanding of concepts. Specific strategies for cultural bridging, including the use
of multicultural literature, will be shared.

Strong, Mary; Wednesday, 9:15 - 10:15; Magnolia B
Strategies for Teaching Power Verbs to Increase Critical Thinking
Teaching the use of power verbs provides the scaffolding strategies that students need to
increase critical thinking. We will present strategies for teaching 18 power verbs that include
definitions, visual cues and graphic organizers. Small flip charts that contain power verb
activities will be distributed to the audience.

Szabocsik, Sandra; Tuesday, 3:15-5:30; Wild Rose B
The Literacy C.I.R.C.L.E. (Creating Instructionally Rich Classroom Literacy Environments
The presentation will focus on the resources and strategies necessary for elementary children
to make continuous progress in their literacy development. How teachers can create
instructionally rich classroom literacy environments to foster students' achievement will be
explored. Specific, explicit examples related to the teaching and learning of literacy will be
presented.

Selvaggi, Tina and Mary Molyneaux –Leahy; Monday, 9:30-10:30; Magnolia C
Unlocking Students' Curiosity: Reading in the Content Area
Participants will engage in learning to apply explicit reading skills and strategies in non-fiction
leveled text addressing the content standards in science and social studies.

Terry, Brenda; Tuesday 4:30-5:30; Tower 2
S.T.A.R. Power
We will share a brief overview of the K-2 RTII model adopted at Park Elementary School
including the process used to identify and group students. Participants will leave with a CD of
ideas for successful lesson activities that have raised our DIBELS scoes and have enabled our
students to be more successful in the regular classroom.

Voelkner, Anita, Megan Archer, Delia Hynes & Mollie Knauss; Tuesday, 9:30-11:45; Tower 3
Enhancing Comprehension of Nonfiction with Snowflake Bentley
Using the Caldecott award winning book Snowflake Bentley (Martin, 1998) as the theme, this
session will focus upon engaging students in the comprehension of non-fiction. Participants will
identify and make connections using four metacognitive strategies and social practices.



Voelkner, Anita, Sarah Brubaker & Amy Willis; Tuesday, 4:30-5:00; Magnolia C
Action Research: Fifth Graders Questioning the Author of Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Voices
from a Medieval Village
John Dewey envisioned the classroom as a democratic community where educators
investigated their teaching practices and focused upon reflection and improvement. In this
action research report, we present a data-rich case study of fifth graders from an urban setting
engaging in questioning the author while reading Good Masters! Sweet Ladies! Boices from a
Medieval Village (Schlitz, 2007)

Voelkner, Anita, Janelle Blauch & Katelyn Miller; Tuesday, 3:15- 4:15; Magnolia C
Embracing New Literacies: iPods, Pod casting, and Visual Literacy
Many professional websites offer educational pod casts. However, pod casting is still in the
neophyte stages in elementary schools. The portable nature of this technology adds a unique
dimension to its place in the literacy practices of children today and in the future. In this
session, we present new understanding of pod casting as a tool to enhance visual literacy.

Waring-Chaffee, Marty; Tuesday, 9:30-10:30; Magnolia C
Using Mentor Texts to Coach and Scaffold Expository Writing in Small Groups
"Using Mentor Texts..." will present preliminary data analysis from a collaborative teacher
research project on the pedagogies through which mentor texts can be utilized to teach
expository writing within small, cross-aged instructional groupings. Its purpose is to make more
explicit how teachers might utilize mentor texts to refine learners' understanding of the writer's
craft through guided transaction.

Werner-Burke, Nanci; Monday, 3:15-4:15; Magnolia B
Are You S.A.S.ing me? An hour about essential questions
Essential questions set authentic, big-picture purposes for learning, and instruction centered
around them can promote critical thinking. EQs are also foundational to PDE's curricular
framework in the new SAS (Standards Aligned Systems) and are prominent in a number of
current educational approaches. Join us for an interactive hour of EQ exploration that will
make you think, reflect, and snicker.

Werner-Burke, Nanci; Wednesday, 9:15-10:15; Tower 3
Clash of the Literacy Titans? Creativity Meets Cognition ‘
Feel caught in the epic battle between facts and fluff? This hands-on session is loaded with
student-centered teaching alternatives that combine deep learning with alternate formats that
engage and challenge your students. Our methods are research-supported, kid-tested, and
ready for your classroom. Assessment pieces included!

Williams, Michael; Tuesday, 9:30-10:30; Tower 2
Exemplary Reading Program Award
Does your school have an Exemplary Reading Program? Attend this session and learn how to
apply for the Exemplary Reading Program Award. Make sure your school gets recognized for all
the hard work that is being done in the area of literacy.

Williams, Michael; Tuesday, 3:15-4:15; Magnolia A
Boys and Books
Participants will learn how to engage boys with books. Come and learn how to start a book
club for boys and explore titles that boys like to read.

Wolf, Adam; Tuesday, 9:30-10:30; Magnolia C
LAKESHORE: How do students learn new vocabulary words?
Learn effective strategies for teaching students new vocabulary words. Join our lively
discussion on easy -to-implement activities that engage students in using new vocabulary with a
focus on differentiating instruction to meet the needs of all learners. Products shown will be
supplemental items that can support their curriculum.

								
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