Spring 2016 Literacy & Learning Conference

Saturday, February 27, 2016


Marilee Sprenger
"The Vocabulary Critical to
Your Students' Success"
Critical Vocabulary Presntation
Paige Nordland & Janette Van Meter
"Reaching all Readers through
Readers Workshop"
Reading Workshop: The Work Period
Reading Workshop: Small Group
Gail Huizinga
"Unlocking Student Engagement"

"Discussion: A Powerful Tool
for Comprehension"
  Discussion in the Classroom Presentation

Abigail Schmitz
"Literature Circles in the Middle Grades"

Kati Harkins
"Whole Brain Teaching"

Particia Tylka
"Active Strategies for Teaching
Academic Vocabulary"
Academic Vocabulary Presentation
Diana Thompson & Devan Fuller
"A Text to Text and Text to Community Connection in ONE Middle School Unit"

Denise Reid "Ten Science Trade Books & Ten Activities"

Age Levels
Illinois Reads Book Titles
List of 2016 Illinois Reads Books

Birth - 4
"Good Night, Gorilla" by Peggy Rathmann

"Steam Train, Dream Train" by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Good Night, Gorilla Activity Plan

Steam Train, Dream Train Activity Plan
"Yum! Yuck!" by Linda Sue Park & Julia Durango

"The Noisy Paint Box: The Colors and Sounds of Kandinsky's Abstract Art" by Barb Rosenstock Illustrated by Mary GrandPre'

"Mama Built a Little Nest" by Jennifer Ward and
Illustrated by Steve Jenkins

"A Tree Is Nice" by Janice May Udry and
Illustrated by Marc Simont

"My Grandfather's Coat" by Jim Aylesworth
Yum! Yuck! Activity Plan

The Noisy Paint Box Activity Plan
The Noisy Paint Box Guide

Mama Built a Little Nest Activity

Mama Built a Little Nest Activity Guide

A Tree is Nice Activity
A Tree is Nice-Lesson

My Grandfather's Coat Activity Plan
"Josephine" by Patricia Hruby Powell
Josephine Activity
"Hold Fast" by Blue Balliett
Hold Fast Activity Plan
"Bone Gap" by Laura Ruby

The Carnival at Bray" by Debbie Harrison

The Carnival at Bray Activity Plan