Secondary Reading League

"Leaders for Literacy"

36th Day of Reading Conference Materials (2012)

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Implementing the Common Core From Standards to Practice (36th Day of Reading Pre-Conference Workshop)

Carol Jago, director, California Reading and Literature Project, Past-President NCTE, Chicago, IL

With Rigor for All Helping Students Read Challenging Texts

Carol Jago, director, California Reading and Literature Project, Past-President NCTE, Chicago, IL

Constructing the Common Core Bridge: Creating Access for Low Performing HS Students

Craston Artis, high school literacy specialist, Chicago Public Schools, Chicago, IL

Steps to Scaffolded Independent Reading: A Differentiated and Leveled Approach

Dr. Claudia Anne Katz, assistant professor, National Louis University, Evanston, IL

Motivate & Engage Students: Meaningful Discussions Using Literature Discussion    

Janel Bolender, 7th grade literature/composition teacher, McLean County District 5, Normal, IL and Trisha Warner, secondary literacy coach, McLean County District 5, Normal, IL

Laughing Your Parlance Off

Kayla Wheeler, literacy specialist/interventionist, Hadley Junior High School, Glen Ellyn, IL and Stacy Slater, literacy specialist/interventionist, School District 41, Glen Ellyn, IL

Reading & Writing are the Core Standards: Increasing Learning in the Classroom       

Katherine Wiesolek-Kuta, retired reading specialist, Maine East High School, Park Ridge, IL

Words Matter: Teaching Academic Vocabulary

Kim Hollis, reading specialist/interventionist, Geneva Middle Schools, Geneva, IL and Brenda Engelhardt, language arts teacher, Geneva Middle School, Geneva, IL

The Distributed Leadership Experience of a High School Literacy Coaching

Dr. Nancy Spaniak, Director of C&I, and Professional Development, Homewood-Flossmoor HS, Flossmoor, IL and Lauren Freeman, reading department chair, Homewood-Flossmoor HS, Flossmoor, IL

Using Contemporary Young Adult Fiction and Nonfiction with Visual Media to Support Higher Level Thinking

Dr. Janice Strop, associate professor, literacy and language, Cardinal Stritch University, Milwaukee, WI and Dr. Jennifer Carlson, assistant professor, teacher education, Hamline University, St. Paul, MN

Addressing the Common Core: The Need to Shift From Content Area Literacy to Disciplinary Literacies

Corrine M. Wickens, assistant professor/literacy education, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL

Note-Taking Across the Curriculum: Throw Away Those Highlighters!

Sandi Flanders, retired reading teacher, Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, IL and Mart O’Connor, retired reading teacher, Neuqua Valley High School, Naperville, IL

Write for Their Lives: Meeting CCSS Writing Standards

Carol Jago, director, California Reading and Literature Project, Chicago, IL

Addressing the Common Core Standards in the Math Classroom Utilizing Literacy Strategies

Emily Halter, math teacher, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL and Joann Purcell, math teacher, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL

Common Core Demands Teachers Shift From Telling to Asking Questions

Denise Ahlquist, VP for Training, Great Books Foundation, Chicago, IL

Implementing Vocabulary Notebooks Effectively in the Content Area Classroom

Dawn Sprengel, special services teacher, literacy liaison, Downers Grove North High School, Downers Grove, IL

Integrating Informational Text Into a Language Arts Curriculum

Carol Jago, teacher in middle and high schools for thirty-two years