Secondary Reading League

"Leaders for Literacy"

 Penny Kittle

"Balanced Diet Reading"

9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Tinley Park Convention Center

18451 Convention Center Drive, Tinley Park, IL

Conference Full!!!  Day of Reading Conference Online registration

Independence is at the heart of the Common Core Standards. Adoles­cents must develop a reading habit that increases stamina and joy in reading, while increasing the complexity of the texts they can independently read. We will look at a growing body of research on the need to promote joyous effort in classrooms and discuss practical ideas for creating a sense of urgency, agency, and responsibility in all stu­dents. As teachers understand and balance independent reading with book clubs and core text study, all students are on a path to increase the complexity of the texts they can independently read. With increased agency in reading, students respond thoughtfully and analytically to their reading in conferences and in writing. This analytical reading leads stu­dents to deeper comprehension and vision for their own writing. We will design effective, incremental instruction along a predictable progression of skills necessary for students to become critical, thoughtful readers. In addition, we will learn about and see first hand the Power of Talk.

Please join us in this amazing opportunity to learn, discuss, and apply all that Penny offers as a leader in literacy.

Schedule for the day

9:00-12:00 Session 1 (with a break from 10:30-10:40)

12:00-12:45 Buffet lunch

12:45-3:00 Session 2 (with a break from 1:30-1:40)

3:00-3:30 Penny Kittle’s books sold and autographed



CONFERENCE FULL!!!  Day of Reading Conference Online registration

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