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2012 Conference Preliminary Program

The Illinois Reading Council invites you to the 44th Annual Illinois Reading Conference March 15-17, 2012 Springfield, Illinois


Conference Preview 2012 Illinois Reading Council Conference March 15-17, 2012

Literacy in the Land of Lincoln

Attendees at the 2012 Illinois Reading Council Conference are certain to be revitalized and affirmed as we explore Literacy in the Land of Lincoln! In the tradition of this great conference, we will feature outstanding literacy leaders and award-winning authors. Many of our featured speakers come from the great state of Illinois, and we are delighted to present them to you along with others who will honor us with their presence. Mark your calendars for March 1517, 2012 for Literacy in the Land of Lincoln.

Gary Paulsen

After many years of running the Iditarod during the time of our conference, Gary Paulsen has kenneled his dogs and agreed to come to Illinois to speak at the author’s luncheon on Saturday. His exciting experiences with nature’s challenges are relived in his books for kids like Dogsong and Hatchet. It is his overwhelming belief in young people that drives him to write. One of his dearest desires is to encourage young readers to observe and care about their world, as do his most endearing characters. In The Beet Fields, Paulsen’s character explores the world of the migrant laborer as he learns of friendship, hunger, and lust. One of his latest books, Woods Runner, takes the glory out of war as 12-year-old, Samuel experiences it. His newest book, Liar, Liar, is an example of how well Paulsen understands young people who get themselves into trouble occasionally. Welcome him to the Land of Lincoln at the Saturday luncheon.

Donna Ogle

Donna Ogle dedicates her life to literacy not only in the Land of Lincoln, but throughout the world as well. As past president of the Illinois Reading Council and the International Reading Association, she supported our grass roots literacy efforts. Over the years she organized our thoughts about content literacy into systems that are so simple, yet so deep. Renowned for the development of KWL, she most recently developed PRC2 to support literacy in the content areas. She continues to support literacy initiatives. We are thrilled to welcome our own literacy expert to the 2012 cast of speakers. Her titles, including Partnering for Content Literacy: PRC2 in Action, Building Literacy in Social Studies, Engaging in the Language Arts, and All Children Read, support the development of our profession. Join us in honoring her at the Thursday luncheon. Literacy in the Land of Lincoln at the 2012 Illinois Reading Council Conferenc


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Literacy in the Land of Lincoln Thrives on Children’s Authors

Patricia MacLachlan

Who in the Land of Lincoln has not read or used Patricia MacLachlan’s books? This celebrated author brought us Sarah, Plain and Tall, one of the most highly honored pieces of historical fiction. Her age-less, grade-less picture books like All the Places to Love, Three Names, Painting the Wind, and I Didn’t Do It have been read in countless Illinois classrooms. Come enjoy this word crafter as she speaks to us at the Thursday luncheon.

Nick Bruel

Who hasn’t taught the kid who is constantly drawing, scribbling, or doodling? While Nick Bruel may have brought on some teasing because of his constant “scribble-scrabble,” we should be happy he scribbled his way into the hearts of children with Boing, Bad Kitty, Bob and Otto, and Poor Puppy. As you focus on visual literacy, come see what the Bad Kitty is up to now.

Debbi Chocolate

Debbi Chocolate grew up and raised a family in the Land of Lincoln. From her love of film, painting, and music, she began creating her own stories. Her purpose in writing is always the same: she writes to entertain. She shares her vision of life’s hope, its beauty and its promise with such titles as The Piano Man, Kente Colors, On the Day I Was Born, A Very Special Kwanzaa and Biddy Mason: The Open Hand.

Blue Balliett

Illinois can claim Blue Balliett as one of our own as she now lives in Chicago. Her books Chasing Vermeer, The Wright 3, The Calder Game, and The Danger Box are set in places she knows well. While her stories are fiction, they are also filled with details from her everyday world.

Kristina Springer

Within the Illinois state boundaries, a new author, Kristina Springer, so loved her years in high school that in between doing the mom thing she started writing her stories–lots of stories. Once her first novel, The Espressologist, was published, she was forever hooked into writing. She even enjoys the slow, painstaking, editing process. Her next book Just Your Average Princess will be out in the fall of 2011. Literacy in the Land of Lincoln at the 2012 Illinois Reading Council Conference


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Authors Lend Depth to the Literacy Development of Illinois’s Children

Seymour Simon

Known as “the dean of children’s science writers,” Seymour Simon has authored over 250 highly acclaimed science books. This often honored author of fiction and nonfiction hopes his books encourage children to enjoy the world around them through learning and discovery, and to make science fun.

Liz Nealon

Liz Nealon, an award winning executive producer and industry leader, plays an integral role in adapting Seymour Simon’s work for the Internet, television, eBooks, mobile Apps, and other media. We hope this project helps bring science literacy to children from Illinois and the world, much like her earlier projects Sesame Street and MTV.

Jack Gantos

“If you have an orderly mind, you’ll be a winner no matter where you end up. If your mind is a jumble of junk, you’ll be a loser. It’s as simple as that.” (Jack on the Tracks) Jack Gantos writes for young children, Rotten Ralph; he writes for middle school children, Jack on the Tracks: Four Seasons of Fifth Grade; and he writes for older kids, Joey Pigza books. Perhaps he even writes for himself as he explores the good and bad choices he made through his autobiography, Hole in My Life. IRC welcomes Jack Gantos to the great state of Illinois.

Jacqueline Kelly

From the Lone Star State, we bring you Jacqueline Kelly with her engaging first novel, The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. She is well-prepared to write realistic fiction as she practiced medicine and law before becoming an novelist. It would not surprise us if she were influenced by Seymour Simon as her first novel is full of accurate scientific details and a child who is enamoured by nature.

Sally M. Walker

From the great state of Illinois, we bring you Sally M. Walker, renowned for her nonfiction books. Reading her Robert F. Sibert Medal winner, Secrets of a Civil War Submarine, is a Civil War experience you can’t miss. Her illustrated nonfiction engages young readers. She was a YALSO Excellence in nonfiction Award Finalist in 2010 with Written in Bone, and her latest book, Frozen Secrets, will make you want to take the rigorous “cruise” to Antarctica. Literacy in the Land of Lincoln at the 2012 Illinois Reading Council Conferenc


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Leaders Look at Multiple Literacies

Katie Wood Ray

Katie Wood Ray successfully gives teachers ways to bridge reading and writing with her publication of Study Driven: A Framework for Planning Units of Study in the Writing Workshop. In this, as well as other books and professional development programs, she marries theory, research, and practice that support well-rounded literacy programs. She relates to us all as her professional background includes both elementary and middle school teaching in addition to her experience as a staff developer at The Reading and Writing Project, Teachers College, and Columbia University. Join her as she shares her passion for literacy in our Land of Lincoln at the Friday luncheon.

Meg Ormiston

Meg Ormiston, an expert from the great state of Illinois, is passionate about transforming teaching and learning through the power of digital tools. She is high-energy, motivational, and thought provoking. She can make you laugh with her stories of digital challenges, but she can also make you see the need to incorporate the technology the kids know into the methods you know. Join us in welcoming her at the Thursday night banquet.

Maria Nichols

Maria Nichols is a literacy staff developer working in urban elementary schools in the San Diego City Schools. Prior to becoming a staff developer, she was a classroom teacher for fifteen years, including three years of demonstration teaching and professional development work at the district’s Literacy Professional Development Center. A National Board Certified Teacher, Nichols received the Distinguished Elementary Educator Award from the San Diego chapter of Phi Delta Kappa in 2002.

Terry Thompson

What’s all the fuss over reading comic books? Visual literacy isn’t new, and Terry Thompson sees graphic novels as a way to a means. In Adventures in Graphica: Using Comics and Graphic Novels to Teach Comprehension he shows teachers how to “read” panels and gutters as well as captions and word balloons. If the medium attracts young readers, then teach graphic novels with a little guidance from Terry. Literacy in the Land of Lincoln at the 2012 Illinois Reading Council Conferenc


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Literacy in the Land of Lincoln Meets New Challenges with Vigor

Cris Tovani

Cris Tovani taught elementary school for ten years before becoming a high school reading specialist and English teacher. She knows what it takes to get older kids to read it, understand it, and often enjoy it. Known for her books, I Read It, but I Don’t Get It and Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?, she has received national acclaim for her work in reading comprehension reform. Soon to be available, So, What Do They Really Know? will help teachers understand how important it is to TEACH kids to understand content area texts.

William G. Brozo

From the state of Virginia, we welcome William G. Brozo who is best known for his book To Be A Boy, To Be A Reader: Engaging Teen and Preteen Boys in Active Literacy. He actively supports literacy in the U.S. and around the world. His words, research, and professional articles support and promote the potential of teacher leaders, the literate culture of schools, and the literate lives of boys. Please welcome William Brozo to Illinois.

Katie Van Sluys

From DePaul University in Chicago, we bring you Katie Van Sluys. Her text, What If and Why?: Literacy Invitations in Multilingual Classrooms, has given teachers a format for setting up interactive, exploratory, engaging group studies in classrooms where there is a diverse population–and all of our classrooms ARE diverse. Join her for breakfast Thursday morning.

Harvey Daniels

Once an Illinois city and suburban classroom teacher and a college professor, Harvey “Smokey” Daniels now works as a national consultant and author on literacy education. Smokey focuses on creating, sustaining, and renewing student-centered inquiries and discussions of all kinds. He shows colleagues how to simultaneously build students’ reading strategies, balance their reading diets, and strengthen the social skills they need to become genuine lifelong readers. He is known for his pioneering work on student book clubs, as recounted in Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups and Mini-Lessons for Literature Circles. Please welcome him back to Illinois. Literacy in the Land of Lincoln at the 2012 Illinois Reading Council Conferenc


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Illinois Experts Abound in the Land of Lincoln!

Peter Fisher

Peter Fisher may have started his life on the other side of the Atlantic Ocean, but we claim him as an Illinoisan today. His work with vocabulary leads teachers to truly understand what it takes to teach children how to comprehend the most complex text while giving them strategies–like storytelling–to support the literacy development of their students.

Ruth E. Quiroa

Ruth E. Quiroa is passionate about literature for children and adolescents. She focuses her research investigations on the Latino students’ response to literature, the use of wordless picture books with ELL students, and the impact of teachers’ cultural and linguistic awareness on literacy instruction for ELL students. Come hear her provocative ideas for supporting the literacy development of all children.

Sarah Cohen

Sarah Cohen’s research centers on issues of identity for students and teachers in multicultural classrooms. She is invested in finding ways to expand literacy instruction that honors cultural diversity, understands multiliteracies, and uses technologies that enhance learning.

Rhonda S. Robinson Kristin Brynteson

Rhonda S. Robinson and Kristin Brynteson come to us from Northern Illinois University with researched-based, theoretically sound, and practically grounded methods for integrating technology and visual literacy.

Anne Grall Reichel

Anne Grall Reichel leads many teachers, preservice teachers, school districts, and parents from the Land of Lincoln towards developing literacy rich science and social studies curricula. She truly believes that, as the title of her book states, we need to Expect More: Children Can Do Remarkable Things. Literacy in the Land of Lincoln at the 2012 Illinois Reading Council Conferenc


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Illinois Experts Abound in the Land of Lincoln!

Camille L.Z. Blachowicz

You might know Camille Blachowicz as the “vocabulary lady of Illinois,” as she has authored several books that delineate best practices for vocabulary development, including Teaching Vocabulary in All Classrooms. She has written for Educational Leadership, Reading Teacher, and Reading Research Quarterly. She also co-edits a series of staff development and inservice books, Tools for Teaching Literacy, along with Donna Ogle. Her research has been supported by grants from The Spencer Foundation, The Fulbright Council, and the International Reading Association.

Debra Gurvitz

Debbie Gurvitz, Associate Professor of Education at National College of Education of NationalLouis University, teaches clinical courses in the Reading Specialist program and directs a summer reading practicum. She is active in local reading councils, the Illinois Writing Project, and urban education.

Steve Zemelman

Steve Zemelman, one of the strongest literacy leaders we boast of from Illinois, is director of the Illinois Writing Project, a staff developer who believes in teacher leadership, and a writer. Among his publications are 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment: Taking a More Active Role in Your School Community, Content Area Writing: Every Teacher’s Guide, and Best Practice: Today’s Standards for Teaching and Learning in America’s Schools. He guided the start-up of several innovative schools and continues to work to build up long-term sustainability of school improvement.

Katherine Schroeder

Katherine Schroeder, the daughter of a reading teacher, has been surrounded by books since her birth. Growing up there was never a lack of family around to read to her, from her mother reading Jack Prelutsky to her father reading White Sox recaps. While attending high school in Oak Park, reading and writing was mostly for academic purposes. While attending the University of Wisconsin she found free time to be creative, as she became a published author and majored in communications. Now Katherine writes film reviews for foreign magazines, creates digital scrapbooks, and makes reading and writing for recreation a priority. Literacy in the Land of Lincoln at the 2012 Illinois Reading Council Conferenc


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Messages from Literacy Leaders in Illinois and Beyond

Sonya L. Whitaker

Sonya L. Whitaker is Superintendent of Fairmont School District 89 in Lockport, Illinois, and it is SUPER that describes her. She is an energizing and motivating speaker who cares about literacy in the Land of Lincoln. She works at the local, state, and national level to promote student achievement and support the culturally responsive teacher. Please welcome her to our great conference.

Victoria J. Risko

Victoria J. Risko, President of the International Reading Association, comes to our great state with a message that we need to prepare teachers for culturally and linguistically diverse students. It is through collaboration that our national, state, and local reading associations can provide the professional tools, resources, and professional development teachers need. Please welcome Vicki Risko from Nashville, Tennessee to our conference.

Sally Hampton

Sally Hampton works for literacy through many capacities, but always with an eye on the highest standards of our country. Her work with the National Writing Project, National Council of Teachers of English, National Education Association, and Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching supports literacy not only in the Land of Lincoln, but also throughout the country. Welcome her to the Land of Lincoln.

Laurie A. Henry

From the Bluegrass State, we bring you Laurie A. Henry. She is in tune with 21st Century Science and Literacy Skills as she passionately reaches out to teachers, supporting their professional development. She contributes regularly to ReadWriteThink.org and researches the new literacies of online reading comprehension. She is also concerned about social equity issues related to the digital divide. Please welcome her from the University of Kentucky to the Land of Lincoln.

Diane Lang Michael Buchanan

Diane and Michael, who live in Cincinnati and Atlanta respectively, wrote Micah’s Child via e-mail, telephone calls, and driving locations in between the two. The result is a novel that has been universally praised by all who have read it. Their revealing novel, The Fat Boy Chronicles, will hit theatres in the spring of 2011. Please welcome Diane and Michael to our conference. Literacy in the Land of Lincoln at the 2012 Illinois Reading Council Conferenc

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Messages from Literacy Leaders in Illinois and Beyond

Richard Allington

A past president of the International Reading Association and one of the most renowned experts in effective research-based reading models, Richard Allington has a strong message to share with literacy educators. It may surprise you to learn that, like Abraham Lincoln, our kids need to read, and read rigorously, in order to become stronger readers.

Gaeton Zorzi

After a 30-year career in education as a teacher, principal, and regional superintendent, Gaeton Zorzi brings the Illinois Reading Council a message that kids, and specifically disadvantaged kids, can learn to read with effective instruction that he has summarized from academic research and educational policies at the federal and state levels.

Casey Salmon

Casey Salmon is a special writer who writes for special people. Her works deal with life lessons from which we all can learn. Mable and Stinky are introduced in her first story of trust, bravery, and new friendships that surprise the reader. She lives with her husband and three children who all enjoy fishing, boating, swimming, biking, and playing with their dogs.

Janet Ruth Heller

Janet Ruth Heller comes to Illinois from Western Michigan University where she teaches English and Women’s Studies. She has a Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. The University of Missouri Press published her scholarly book, Coleridge, Lamb, Hazlitt, and the Reader of Drama, in 1990. Her fiction picture book for children about bullying and self-esteem, How the Moon Regained Her Shape, has won four national awards. Janet has published over 150 poems in journals and anthologies. As a product of the 21st Century, her play, The Cell Phone won fourth place in a national contest. She is President of the Michigan College English Association.

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History in the Land of Lincoln! Join us Friday evening for The Lincoln Banquet. In addition to a meal similar to those served by the President and his wife at the White House in the 1860s, you will hear from President Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln while listening to music of the times. Linda Gorham, a modern day storyteller, will share stories of African-American Civil War soldiers. If you really want to get into the mood of the banquet, come in period dress: a stove top hat and tails or a long skirt, v-neck blouse, and flowers in your hair! The President supports our literacy efforts even from his grave: “The things I want to know are in books; my best friend is the man who’ll get me a book I ain’t read.”

Linda Gorham

Linda Gorham, storyteller extraordinaire, has done her research in order to bring the stories of African-American teacher and writer, James Haskins, to the Illinois Reading Council. Her personal stories, as well as her history and mythology programs, inspire, entertain, and engage people of all ages. She produced a CD, Common Sense and Uncommon Fun, that emphasizes important character traits, such as respect for others, caring for our environment, and using common sense.

Fritz Klein

Fritz Klein, an actor from right here in Springfield, Illinois, might be seen looking a lot like Abraham Lincoln as he often appears in films, the History Comes Alive program in Springfield, and live performances around the United States and internationally. His extensive research on Abraham Lincoln supports his reenactment performances as well as his history presentations.

Marrietta Castle

Our own Illinois Reading Council member, Marrietta Castle, lives history. She serves as the curriculum specialist for the Federal Department of Education’s Teaching American History grant, which provides ongoing professional development to middle and high school teachers throughout Illinois. In her role of Mary Todd Lincoln, Marrietta combines her love of reading and history.

David Blanchette

From the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum comes David Blanchette. As the communications director of the museum and library, David brings ideas for using this valuable state resource in the literacy efforts of teachers in the Land of Lincoln and beyond.

James M. Cornelius

James M. Cornelius, Curator of the Lincoln Collection at the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum, in Springfield, Illinois, spends a good deal of his time writing and lecturing about American and British history. Today he focuses most of his research on Lincoln. As curator, he disseminates information about specific pieces of Lincolniana, procures books, manuscripts, and relics for the collection, organizes museum exhibits, speaks at private and public gatherings, gives tours, and arranges to lend artifacts to other museums. Literacy in the Land of Lincoln at the 2012 Illinois Reading Council Conferenc


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Meet Illinois Authors!

Carolyn Crimi

IRC is proud to announce that Carolyn Crimi is the 2012 recipient of the Prairie State Award for Excellence in Writing for Children. Carolyn is known far and wide for her humorous books and for her engaging presentation style. Her publishing credits include Outside, Inside, Don’t Need Friends, Tessa’s Tip-Tapping Toes, Get Busy, Beaver!, Boris and Bella, Henry and the Buccaneer Bunnies, The Louds Move In, Where’s My Mummy?, Henry and the Crazed Chicken Pirate, Principal Fred Won’t Go To Bed!, Dear Tabby, Rock and Roll Mole, and Pugs in a Bug. Her books have garnered over twenty state awards and award nominations, including The Kentucky Bluegrass Award, The Arkansas Diamond Primary Award and Chicago Public Library’s Best of the Best. Carolyn Crimi will be honored at the Illinois Reading Council Conference on Thursday evening, March 15th, at the Prairie State Award Banquet. Carolyn will also be part of the fabulous Hear the Authors Read event following the Thursday PSA Banquet, the popular Illinois Author/Illustrator Luncheon on Friday, and three featured author sessions throughout the conference. Please join IRC in congratulating Carolyn Crimi!

Illinois Author/Illustrator Luncheon Join us for a special event that doesn’t happen every year–but has to happen in the year of Literacy in the Land of Lincoln: the Illinois Author/Illustrator Luncheon. You are invited to sit with an author, talk about his or her book, and get a signature and pictures with the author. We are also thrilled to welcome many renowned Illinois authors and illustrators who, in addition to attending the special luncheon on Friday, will also treat us to engaging and stimulating sessions during the conference. Blue Balliett, Carolyn Crimi, Debbi Chocolate, Kristina Springer, and Sally M. Walker will be presenting featured author sessions throughout the conference. Other authors presenting a session include: Krista August, Barbara Binns, Laura Crawford, Beth Finke, Steven L. Layne, Alice B. McGinty, Janet Nolan, W. Nikola-Lisa, Barb Rosenstock, Suzanne Slade, and Nancy Stewart. Please help us in welcoming the following Illinois Authors/Illustrators on Friday:

Krista August George Bailey Blue Balliett Kathi Baron Raymond Bial Barbara Binns Debbi Chocolate Laura Crawford Carolyn Crimi Kat Falls

Beth Finke Scott Gustafson Kimberly M. Hutmacher Sara Latta Laurie Lawlor Steven L. Layne Marianne Malone Alice B. McGinty Gary Moore W. Nikola-Lisa

Janet Nolan Nnedi Okorafor Barb Rosenstock Barbara Santucci Karen Halvorsen Schreck Suzanne Slade Kristina Springer Nancy Stewart Sally M. Walker Jeff Weigel

Watch the IRC Website for additional authors and illustrators planning to join us in March! Literacy in the Land of Lincoln at the 2012 Illinois Reading Council Conferenc


All Conference Attendees, Presenters, and Illinois Legislators are invited to the

WELCOME RECEPTION Wednesday, March 14, 2012 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Abraham Lincoln Ballroom Come experience Literacy in the Land of Lincoln at the opening of our 2012 IRC Conference

FREE snacks and a cash bar will be available.


IRC 2012 Anderson’s Bookshops

Book Gossip Wednesday, March 14, 2012 8:30 - 10:00 p.m. Abraham Lincoln Ballroom

What are the hottest new adult titles for your reading pleasure? Come to Book Gossip and hear about great reads for grownups! Books will be available for purchase.

Popcorn and soda will be provided.


Poetry Coffeehouse Thursday, March 15, 2012 3:30 - 4:30 (Optional Tour of Home) 4:30 – 5:45 p.m. Vachel Lindsay Home 603 S. 5th Street Springfield, Illinois Come and share in this open mic event where first-time and experienced poets can share their favorite poems at the birthplace and home of poet Vachel Lindsay who was known for his unique poetry, artwork he created to illustrate his poetry, and animated performances of his work. Space is limited and a ticket is required for admittance! To attend this FREE event, please pick up your FREE ticket at the Conference Registration Booth. Transportation will be provided. In partnership with the Old Capitol State Historic Sites this event is being hosted and sponsored by the

with the support of the following individuals: Linda Baily, Ilyse Brainin, Pat Braun, Kathy Daniels, Julia Emig, April Greer, Debra Gurvitz, Judy Johnstone, Jennifer Lippert, Pam Moriarty, Pam Nelson, Stacie Noisey, and Steve Zemelman.


Hear the Authors Read and Late-Night Autograph Session

Thursday, March 15, 2012 8:30 – 10:30 p.m. Hilton Grand Ballroom Blue Balliett

Nick Bruel

Debbi Chocolate

Carolyn Crimi

Jack Gantos

Jacqueline Kelly

Patricia MacLachlan

Seymour Simon

Kristina Springer

Sally M. Walker

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, for sponsoring this event!


Thinkin’ & Inkin’ & Speakin’ About Lincoln at

STORYTELLING Friday, March 16, 2012 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. Hilton Conference Center Hosted by Drama Donna (Donna Stone) and Linda Tammen Everyone is welcome! Please bring a story to share. NEW THIS YEAR: A Participatory Reader’s Theatre Script will be provided. Volunteers are invited to become one of the VOICES in a “Do It Yourself” Reader’s Theatre.

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As Seen On “AMERICA’S GOT TALENT”

THOSE FUNNY LITTLE PEOPLE Presented by ICARE and IRC

Friday, March 16, 2012 8:30 p.m. Hilton Grand Ballroom

$10 per person (with conference registration) or $15 per person (at the door)


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CONFERENCE OVERVIEW

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Registration - Convention Center Lobby Welcome Reception - A. Lincoln Ballroom Book Gossip - A. Lincoln Ballroom

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Registration - Convention Center Lobby Thursday Breakfast - A. Lincoln Ballroom - Katie Van Sluys Orientation for New Participants - A. Lincoln Bond Sessions/Featured Speakers/Workshops Hall of Councils - Convention Center, Lower Level Exhibits - Convention Center Thursday Luncheon - A. Lincoln Ballroom - Donna Ogle Thursday Luncheon - Hilton Grand Ballroom - Patricia MacLachlan Sessions/Featured Speakers/Workshops Refreshments in Exhibit Area - Convention Center Poetry Coffeehouse - Vachel Lindsay Home - Illinois Writing Project Thursday Prairie State Award Banquet - A. Lincoln Ballroom - Meg Ormiston Hear the Authors Read - Hilton Grand Ballroom Hear the Authors Read Autographing - Hilton Grand Ballroom

Friday, March 16, 2012

Registration - Convention Center Lobby Friday Breakfast - A. Lincoln Ballroom - Nick Bruel Sessions/Featured Speakers/Workshops Hall of Councils - Convention Center, Lower Level Exhibits - Convention Center Refreshments in Exhibit Area - Convention Center Friday Luncheon - A. Lincoln Ballroom - IL Authors/Illustrators Friday Luncheon - Hilton Grand Ballroom - Katie Wood Ray Sessions/Featured Speakers/Workshops Storytelling - Hilton Conference Center - Donna Stone and Linda Tammen IRC Board of Directors Meeting - Hilton Rendezvous Preservice Teachers’ Pizza Party - A. Lincoln Freeport Friday Banquet - A. Lincoln Ballroom - Lincoln Banquet Those Funny Little People - Hilton Grand Ballroom

Saturday Breakfast - A. Lincoln Ballroom - Seymour Simon Registration - Convention Center Lobby Sessions/Featured Speakers/Workshops Saturday Author Luncheon - Hilton Grand Ballroom - Gary Paulsen

Saturday, March 17, 2012

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ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Special appreciation is extended to the following professionals for their extensive contributions to the success of the 2012 Conference. PUBLISHERS & BUSINESSES

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum American Reading Company Anderson’s Bookshops Bradfield’s Inc. Grace Educational Resources Illinois Writing Project International Reading Association Illinois State Board of Education Lake-Cook Distributors McGraw-Hill School Education Group Perfection Learning Scholastic, Inc. Sleeping Bear Press Zaner-Bloser

David Blanchette James M. Cornelius Richard Allington Gaeton Zorzi Book Gossip Hear the Authors Read Becky Anderson Wilkins SMART Board Strand Katie Wood Ray Poetry Coffehouse Victoria J. Risko Marica Cullen Featured Speakers Gifts Books for Presenters Refreshments in the Exhibit Area Refreshments in the Exhibit Area Maria Nichols Michael Buchanan Diane Lang Presidents’ Breakfast

Anne Midden, Audio Visual Donna Monti, Evaluations Roxanne Owens, Autographing Carol Owles, Preservice Pizza Party Arlene Pennie, Executive Director - Staff Carrie Sheridan, Program Book - Staff Rebecca Steinbach, Speaker Gift Bags Kristen Stombres, Student Helpers Donna Stone, Signs Joy Towner, Student Helpers Brian Tucker, Greeters/Hospitality Diana Woods, Autographing AnnEtta Young, Speaker Gift Bags Jennifer Young, Special Events

CONFERENCE COMMITTEE CHAIRS & STAFF

Patricia Braun, 2012 IRC Conference Chair Tammy Potts, Assistant Chair & 2013 Chair Deborah Augsburger, Autographing Mary Jo Bangert, Audio Visual Karen Biggs-Tucker, Greeters/Hospitality Jennifer Carter, Greeters/Hospitality Barb Chrz-White, Registration Susan Cisna, Meal Tickets Brenda Ferrara, Registration - Staff Mary Gardner, Special Events Janell Hartman, Speaker Gift Bags Gail Huizinga, Special Events Kendra Kornfeld, Exhibits - Staff Sheree Kutter, Signs

2011-2012 ILLINOIS READING COUNCIL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

President - Cindy Wilson President-Elect - Patricia Braun Vice President - Tammy Potts Past President - Susan Cisna

Treasurer - Linda Oshita Recording Secretary - Diana Woods IRA State Coordinator - Roberta Sejnost Director of Membership - Karen Ringas


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GENERAL CONFERENCE INFORMATION

Please take a moment to read the information below to EXPLORE and EXPERIENCE LITERACY IN THE LAND OF LINCOLN at the 2012 IRC Conference. • Meetings

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Meetings will be held in the Prairie Capital Convention Center, the Abraham Lincoln Hotel, and the Hilton Springfield Hotel.

• Pre-Registration & Registration Pre-registered conferees may obtain their registration packets at the Registration Desk in the Prairie Capital Convention Center Lobby. On-site registration is also available. Hotel reservations and meal functions tickets should be secured prior to arrival in Springfield. Meal functions usually sell out early. Registration Hours: Wednesday, March 14 – 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Thursday, March 15 – 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Friday, March 16 – 7:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Saturday, March 17 – 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

• Admission to Meetings Paid conferees receive a badge with their registration packet. Badges are required at all times and for all conference functions. Seating will be on a first-come, first-served basis. Pre-purchased tickets are required for all meal functions.

• Special Accommodations Individuals who need special accommodations should make specific requests in writing to the IRC office three weeks prior to the conference in order for their needs to be met. • Food All scheduled meal functions require pre-purchased tickets. The concession area in the Convention Center will be open during exhibit hours. The Abraham Lincoln Hotel will offer a cash Continental Breakfast on Thursday, Friday and Saturday mornings. Springfield restaurant information will be available at the hospitality table in the Convention Center Lobby. • Hospitality & Information Table A hospitality and information table is located in the lobby of the Prairie Capital Convention Center.

• Message Board There will be a message board for conferees to leave notes in the registration area at the Convention Center. A phone line (217-788-8836) has been established at the Registration Desk to receive emergency phone calls.

• Lost and Found Inquire at the Registration Desk in the Convention Center regarding lost and found items. IRC is not responsible for lost or stolen items. • IRC Conference is an Open Forum The IRC Conference serves as an open forum and exchange of ideas and opinions. Opinions that are expressed by program presenters and participants do not reflect endorsements by the Illinois Reading Council.

• Shuttle Service IRC will provide free shuttle service between the hotels/motels on the IRC Housing Form and the Prairie Capital Convention Center on Thursday and Friday. The Shuttle Schedule will be printed in the program book. Please note that all hotels have shuttle service information. On Saturday, there are many parking options available and on-street parking is FREE! • Preliminary Program Book In accordance with IRA guidelines, individuals have not been designated by titles. Acknowledgments to publishers and other companies for sponsoring speakers and special events are current as of this printing. Information in this preliminary program is subject to change. • No Smoking In consideration of others we request your cooperation in observing the NO SMOKING regulations inside buildings. • Cell Phones Please silence phones during sessions at the conference.

• Cancelation/Refund Policy Conference refund requests must be in writing and postmarked by March 1, 2012. Requests can also be faxed to (309) 454-3512 or emailed to irc@illinoisreadingcouncil.org. A $25 processing fee will be assessed. Please note that membership fees are nonrefundable. Conference registration is transferable and replacement of names must be requested by March 5, 2012.


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Page 21 Reading to Learn WHILE Learning to Read: Meeting the Common Core Standards for Nonfiction Literature (K-2, Common Core) Presenter: Jane Vallin

Pre-Conference Sessions Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Digital Story Creation and the 21st Century Literacies Show Me A Story! (K-12, Technology) Featured Speakers: Kristin Brynteson, Rhonda S. Robinson

6:30 – 8:30 Welcome Reception

“Just Do It!:” Getting Started with Grant Writing (All, Career) Presenter: Natalie Biancalana

8:30 – 10:00

Launching and Sustaining Reading and Writing Notebooks (4-12, Writing) Presenters: Mindi Rench, Heather Corral

Anderson’s Bookshop Book Gossip

Technology & Literature–They Really Do Go Together! (K-12, ELL, Spec, Technology) Presenters: Amanda Hilt, Shae Gugle

Conference Sessions Thursday, March 15, 2012

Marvelous Mondays (PreK-3) Presenters: Kelly Murphy, Carrie Verner Board Game Fun for Everyone! (All) Presenters: Donna Herman, Deborah Augsburger

7:00 – 8:30 Thursday Breakfast What If, Why, and How?: Inviting All Language Learners into Literacy Featured Speaker: Katie Van Sluys

CONTENT!: The Musical (All) Presenter: Sean Thomas Reading with Meaning: An Integrated Approach to Reading at the College Level (Adults, Univ, Admin) Presenter: Gail GordonAllen

7:00 – 7:45 Orientation to the IRC Conference (All) Presenters: Boomer Crotty, Larry Pennie, Kathy Sweeney

8:00 – 9:00 A Natural Fit: Scientific Inquiry & The Integration of Reading & Writing to Address the Common Core Standards (K-8, Common Core) Featured Speaker: Anne Grall Reichel New Work: Where It Comes From (All) Featured Speaker: Patricia MacLachlan Bullying and Obesity in the School Community (6-12) Featured Speakers: Diane Lang, Michael Buchanan Common Core State Standards Through the Creative Use of Technology (All, Common Core) Featured Speaker: Meg Ormiston The Young Authors Conference: Supporting Young Authors Throughout Illinois (K-9, Lib, ILLC) Presenters: Lara Handsfield, Pam Farris, Leslie Forsman Using Your SMART Board and Other SMART Products in Your Classroom as Whole Classroom Solution (All, SMART Board) Presenter: Jean Tulin Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Handy Strategies for All Readers (K-3, Spec, Univ, Admin) Presenter: Elizabeth Summers-Fisher Poetry with Pizzazz: 25 Ideas That Will Knock Your Socks Off! (4-12, Adults) Presenter: Jan Buley Writing ROCKS! (K-3, Admin, Lib, Writing) Presenters: Keta Foltz, Janell Hartman, Amber Findlay, Christa Curley Land of Lincoln–Land of Comprehension (4-9) Presenters: Joy Towner, Kristen Stombres Literacy in RtI: It’s Everyone’s Business (9-12, Admin, RtI) Presenter: Cindi Koudelka Magic to Creating Teachers as Readers of Children’s Literature in Your Building (K-6, Admin, Lib) Presenter: Laura Feldt Moving Toward the Common Core: Charting a Path for the Transition (K-12, Univ, Admin, Common Core) Presenter: Richard Prestley The SECRETS to Cracking the Reading & Writing Codes with the Brain-in-Mind: Discovering the “Missing Piece” to the RtI Literacy Puzzle! (PreK-3, ELL, Spec, Admin, Lib, RtI) Presenter: Katie Garner

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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Graphic Novels as a Teaching Tool (4-12, ELL, Lib) Presenter: Laurie Hendrickson A Different Kind of Differentiated Instruction: One approach that Works! (K-12, ELL, Spec, Admin, RtI) Presenter: Heather Harder Advocacy in the Land of Lincoln (All) Presenters: Mike Ellerman, Helen Bryant, Kathy Merz Deepening Comprehension: Thinking and Talking Among Multiple Sources of Information (2-6) Featured Speaker: Maria Nichols Looking on the Bright Side: Staying Positive in the Dark and Edgy YA World (4-12) Featured Speaker: Kristina Springer Respecting Children’s Cultural and Linguistic Knowledge (All, ELL) Featured Speaker: Sarah Cohen Picture This (K-6, Spec, ICARE) Presenters: Brenda Kraber, Kathleen Fleming

8:00 – 10:00 (Double Session) The What, Why and How of Response to Intervention (RtI): Making RtI an Everyday Reality in Reading, English, Science and Social Studies (All, RtI) Featured Speakers: Richard Allington, Gaeton Zorzi Promoting Literacy and Engagement through Individual Book Sets at the Family Living Center in East St. Louis (Poster Session) Presenter: Darryn Diuguid

Writing in the Land of Elementary School Testing, an “Honest” Look at Daily Writing Across the Grade Levels (K-6, Spec, Admin, Writing) Presenter: Ilyse Brainin Biography Buzz–Writing and Teaching Life Stories (K-6, Writing) Presenters: Alice McGinty, Barbara Rosenstock Boys Versus Books: The Male Reluctant Reader Problem (4-12) Presenter: Michael Ash Skyping to Success: Literature Circles Across State Lines (4-9, Technology) Presenters: Tara Allen, Liz Anderson, Maureen Wise, Seth Shultz So You Want to Be An Author? Writing for the Illinois Reading Council Journal (All, Career) Presenters: Kathy Barclay, Jon Jones How to Create a Positive School Climate: Using Multicultural Read Alouds PreK-8 (PreK-8, Spec, Admin, Lib) Presenter: Brenda Sullivan Bell-to-Bell Learning: Reading Strategies to Hook and Close your Lessons for Maximum Learning (All) Presenters: David McCafferty, Erik Czerwin Limitless Literacy in the Land of Lincoln: Growing Up the Daughter of a Reading Teacher (All, Writing) Featured Speaker: Katherine Schroeder Making History: The Development of the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum (All) Featured Speaker: David Blanchette Reciprocal Teaching Ideas (K-6) Presenter: Alison Schmerler

9:15 – 10:15 Take 10! Ten Tech Tools for Engaging Literacy Lessons (K-12, Technology) Featured Speaker: Laurie A. Henry Goosing The Muse: Tips and Tricks for Finding Ideas (All) Featured Speaker: Carolyn Crimi Becoming Writers: Visions and Decisions (1-6, Writing) Featured Speaker: Katie Van Sluys Culture Clash! Wired Kids in Text Driven Classrooms (All, Technology) Featured Speaker: Meg Ormiston

Energize Your Class By Writing a Book! (K-9, Writing) Presenter: Sara Spruce Strange-But-True Stories of the Civil War (4-9, Spec, Lib) Presenter: Michael Lockett Creating the Green Classroom (PreK-12, ELL) Presenters: Courtney Perry, Elizabeth Perry RtI 6 Years Later–What Works and What We’re Working On (K-6, Admin, RtI) Presenters: Amy Grippando, Beth Kunesh Librarian’s Roundtable (Lib) Presenter: Leslie Forsman

Strategies for Meaning-Based Literacy Interventions (K-5, ELL, ILLC) Presenters: Lara Handsfield, Kim Taber, Kristin Welke

With Rigor for All: Meeting Common Core Standards for Reading Literature (All, Common Core) Presenter: Carol Jago

Using Interactive Whiteboards to Improve Reading Comprehension (4-9, Lib, SMART Board) Presenters: Sheila Ruh, Sherry Sejnost

Thinking on Paper: Written Response to Text in Language Arts and Social Studies (6-9) Presenters: Christy Rush-Levine, Mark Levine

Nonfiction! Nonfiction! Read All About It! (4-6, Common Core) Presenters: Sherry Jessee, Melanie Dale

Wash and Read: Family Reading at Laundromats (PreK-6) Presenter: Margaret Richek

Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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We Don’t Just Throw Footballs: Coaches Embedding Literacy in the Content Areas (6-12, Admin) Presenters: Keith Lichtenberg, Mark Mirandola, Mike Franzese, Jim Thomas

Digital Story Creation and the 21st Century Literacies Show Me A Story! (K-12, Technology) Featured Speakers: Kristin Brynteson, Rhonda S. Robinson

Deepening Comprehension: Thinking and Talking Among Multiple Sources of Information (2-6) Featured Speaker: Maria Nichols

Reading and Writing by Creating Books in a Middle Grade Classroom (All, Writing) Presenter: Christy Ziller

Looking on the Bright Side: Staying Positive in the Dark and Edgy YA World (4-12) Featured Speaker: Kristina Springer

Teaching Character Education through Novels (4-9) Presenters: Lindsay Bohm, Jamie Impson, Molly Lindsey

Respecting Children’s Cultural and Linguistic Knowledge (All, ELL) Featured Speaker: Sarah Cohen

Enhancing Learning Through iPads in an Elementary Classroom (K-3, Spec, Admin, Technology) Presenter: Kristin Ziemke Fastabend

Planning All School Literacy Activities (All, ICARE) Presenter: Lawrence Pennie

Keeping Alive the Glass Analysis (K-6, Spec) Presenters: Lou Ferroli, Kimberlee Wagner, Nicole Gasparini Differentiation is a Breeze with Cubing! (K-6) Presenter: Sarah Rabe

9:15 – 11:15 (Double Session) Partner Reading Content Too (PRC2) (4-12, ELL, Spec, Adults, Admin, Lib) Featured Speakers: Donna Ogle, Debbie Gurvitz and Presenters: Margaret McGregor, Amy Correa, Christine Siedman, Renee Mackin, Kris Utley, Jeannette Hamman

Working with High Achievers in Critical Thinking (K-9) Presenter: Scott Hobson The Beauty of Misconceptions and Imperfections (All) Featured Speaker: Casey Salmon

10:30 – 11:30

Rethinking Title I Reading in the Land of Lincoln (4-6) Presenter: Kyle Snyders

New and Notable Books (K-3) Featured Speaker: Becky Anderson Wilkins

Supporting Striving Readers with Engaging Language Arts Activities (K-3) Presenter: Roland Schendel

Increasing Cognitive Complexity: Integrating Social Studies & The ELA Common Core (3-8, Common Core) Featured Speaker: Anne Grall Reichel

Reaching the Reluctant Writer (K-12, ELL, Spec, Writing) Presenter: Linda Mikottis

Teaching With Images (K-12) Featured Speaker: Harvey “Smokey” Daniels Engaging the Teen Reader, The Fat Boy Chronicles (6-12) Featured Speakers: Diane Lang, Michael Buchanan

Poetry in the Classroom for the Non-Poetic Soul (4-9) Presenter: Ruth Gheysen Culturally Relevant Literature as Intervention for ELLs (K-12, ELL) Presenter: Juan Domecq

Differentiation, RtI, & Web 2.0: Upgrading Student Literacy (4-12, Adults, Admin, RtI) Presenter: Terie Engelbrecht

Read Naturally’s Reading Assessments: A Foundation for an RtI Model (K-12, ELL, Spec, Admin, RtI) Presenter: Carol Ann Kane

The Evolution of The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (4-7) Featured Speaker: Jacqueline Kelly

What’s New in Children’s Literature 2011-2012: Grades K-8 (4-8, Lib) Presenter: Linda Warren

Take It Don’t Leave It! (K-6, SMART Board) Presenters: Keri Buscher, Casie Bowman

Making it Real: Meeting the Common Core Standards for Nonfiction Literature (K-2, Common Core) Presenter: Kathy Barclay

Skills-Based Grading and Portfolios: Evaluating Skills and Growth in Reading and Writing (9-12, Spec, Univ, Admin, Common Core) Presenters: Joy Evans, Lisa Nickele, Monica Ybarra

Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

The Life Cycle of a Story Bag from College Assignments to Primary Classroom (PreK-3, Univ) Presenters: Debra Noyes, Anna Henderson, Alicia McDaniel

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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Actively Engaging First Grade Students in After-Reading Comprehension Activities (K-3) Presenters: Diana Woods, Darlene Herman

The Forgotten Literacy: Importance of Talk in the Primary Grades (K-3, ELL, Common Core) Presenters: Deborah Shefren, Sarah Weisberg

Reading Strategies Across the Content Areas (4-12) Presenter: Amy Bender

Take the Bull by the Horns and Write ‘til the Cows Come Home! Figurative Language as a Springboard to Enhanced Writing in the Elementary Classroom (K-6, Admin, Lib, Writing) Presenters: Charley Hoce, Joanele Hoce

School Cultures That Work: Strategies for Increasing the Literacy Achievement Levels of Students from Diverse Backgrounds (All, RtI) Featured Speaker: Sonya L. Whitaker In Defense of Read Alouds (All) Presenter: Steven Layne Whoever Stole the Emergent Out of Emergent Literacy, Please Put it Back! (PreK-3) Presenter: Tom Lindsay FUN Grammar Jingles & Writing made Easy! (K-9, ELL, Spec, Admin, Writing) Presenters: Michael Schafstall, Becky Moran

Book Talk Kids Into Reading! (K-12, Admin, Lib) Presenters: Anieta Trame, Peggy Burton Strategies That Impact on Student Achievement in Reading and Vocabulary Development (All) Presenters: Sharon Neste, Anna Sanford How to Use Standards-Based Bell Ringers and Technology to Increase Engaged Learning and Assessment (All, Technology) Presenter: Donna Dines-Huff In Other Words (K-3) Presenter: Kristyn Warren

11:45 – 1:30

A Song, a Play and a Game for More-Engaged Reading Instruction (K-1) Presenters: Sarah Surrain, Karina Lepeley

Thursday Luncheon Reading and Thinking Critically–Within and Beyond the Common Core Featured Speaker: Donna Ogle

Fishing for Family Involvement (PreK-6) Presenter: Brenda Ehrmantraut The Beauty of Misconceptions and Imperfections (All) Featured Speaker: Casey Salmon

Thursday Luncheon The Family I Call Mine Featured Speaker: Patricia MacLachlan

Lyrics to Literacy: Read a Song and Sing a Book (PreK-3) Presenter: Debbie Clement

1:45 – 2:45

The Habits of Proficient Readers: Developing Reading Comprehension Through Multiple Strategy Instruction (K-6, Admin) Presenter: Jennifer Dixon

Inspiration Stew: The Ingredients to Make a Writer! (All, Writing) Featured Speaker: Sally M. Walker

Portraits as Text (6-12, ELL) Presenters: Maria A. Rivera, Kathleen Tieri-Ton, Grace Murray

The Social Skills of Small Group Work (K-12) Featured Speaker: Harvey “Smokey” Daniels

Sarah, Plain, and Tall and the Library of Congress (K-6, Spec) Presenters: Carrie Wilson, Mary Harroun, Byron Holdiman, Jennifer Campbell

Becoming Writers: Visions and Decisions (1-6, Writing) Featured Speaker: Katie Van Sluys Using Words to Draw Pictures: Teaching Children to Write Picture Books, Chapter Books, and Novels (K-12, Writing) Featured Speaker: Debbi Chocolate Bullying and Obesity in the School Community (6-12) Featured Speakers: Diane Lang, Michael Buchanan Eliminate the Walls of Your Classroom and Bring the World to Your Students (All, SMART Board) Presenter: Melissa Spears Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Successful Literacy Coaching at the Secondary Level (9-12, ELL, Spec, Admin) Presenter: Amy Robinson Older Struggling Learners Need RtI, Too! (4-12, ELL, Spec, Univ, Admin, Lib, RtI) Presenters: Ann Yanchura, Mal Keenan, Anastasia Gruper Reading Motivation & Illinois Children’s Choice Programs (K-12, Lib) Presenter: Roxanne Forgrave

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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Planting the Seeds of Learning (K-5, ELL, Spec, Common Core) Presenters: Denise Reid, Michelle Englund Recommended Books for Struggling Readers Grades 5-12 (5-12) Presenters: Elizabeth Goldsmith-Conley, Judy Barbour, Pamela Godt, Boomer Crotty, Katie Ludes, Karen Walker, Diane Cepela Read-Alouds That Rock Across the Curriculum! (PreK-6, Spec, Univ, Lib) Presenter: Diane Shore Poetry Please! (K-6) Presenter: Kristie Ziegler Deepening Comprehension: Thinking and Talking Among Multiple Sources of Information (2-6) Featured Speaker: Maria Nichols Filling in Missing Spaces of Reading Comprehension Instruction (All) Featured Speaker: Victoria J. Risko Respecting Children’s Cultural and Linguistic Knowledge (All, ELL) Featured Speaker: Sarah Cohen Discovering the Giants in YOUR Park (All, ICARE) Presenters: Krista August, Leslie Pruitt

1:45 – 3:45 (Double Session) Vocabulary and the Common Core Standards–5 Important Pieces of the Puzzle (2-9, Common Core) Featured Speaker: Camille L.Z. Blachowicz Responsive Guided Reading in K-8 classrooms: Simplifying Small Group Instruction (K-9, Admin) Presenters: Jennifer Berne, Sophie Degener

3:00 – 4:00 New and Notable Books (K-8) Featured Speaker: Becky Anderson Wilkins Introduction to Inquiry Circles (K-12) Featured Speaker: Harvey “Smokey” Daniels Literacy Across the Disciplines—Integrating, Complimenting, and Unifying Content Area Instruction (5-12) Featured Speaker: Laurie A. Henry Using Words to Draw Pictures: Teaching Children to Write Picture Books, Chapter Books, and Novels (K-12, Writing) Featured Speaker: Debbi Chocolate The Journey of a Book: From Beginning to End (All) Featured Speaker: Patricia MacLachlan Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

How to Find and Use Interactive Whiteboard Activities That are Standards-Based Without Having an Interactive Whiteboard (All, SMART Board) Presenter: Donna Dines-Huff Putting the English/Language Arts Common Core State Standards into Action! (All, Common Core) Presenter: Gretchen Courtney Digital Story Creation and the 21st Century Literacies Show Me A Story! (K-12, Technology) Featured Speakers: Kristin Brynteson, Rhonda S. Robinson Would You Like to Teach at a College or University? (All, Career) Presenter: Heather Harder Handwriting: How and Why Across the Grades (K-6, Spec) Presenters: Lou Ferroli, Mike Ash, Dani Frew, Addie Wilson Don’t Bug Me! I’m Reading! Renewing and Continuing Your Students’ Love of Reading (4-9) Presenter: Becky Johnson Think Critical, Think Questioning! (K-6) Presenter: Kimberly Marron CELEBRATE YOUR HOMETOWN (4-6, Spec, Admin, Lib) Presenters: Glen Weatherwax, Linda Weatherwax Basic Decoding Strategies: Using Pancakes, Waffles, Orange Juice and Fruit Topping Analogies for Decoding Single Syllable Words (K-3, ELL, Spec, Adults, Univ, Admin) Presenter: Dick Briggs Teacher Empowerment: Collaboration That Is Vital for Great Literacy Learning (All) Featured Speaker: Steve Zemelman Strategic Implementation and Assessment of Text-Marking Strategies in a High School Classroom (6-12, Admin) Presenter: Mike Tompkins IRC Literacy Support Grant Recipients Share Projects (All, Poster Session) Presenters: Grant Recipients, Sheree Kutter, Chair Read Alouds–A Springboard to Writing (K-6, ELL, Spec, Admin, Lib, ICARE) Presenter: Kathleen Sweeney Reading Foundations: Effective Phonemic Awareness Instruction (PreK-3, ELL, Spec) Presenters: Eve Breier, Angela Searcy On Beyond Word Sorts and Walls: Foldables Put Vital Academic Vocabulary into Student’s Hands (K-6, ELL, Spec) Presenter: Judith S. Youngers RtI Strategies and Using Them in the Classroom (4-9, Spec, RtI) Presenters: Kelly Schlueter, Seren Conner Erasers are the Best Part of a Pencil (K-6, Lib) Presenter: Buck Wilder

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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L.I.N.C.O.L.N.–Literacy Informational Text, Nature Journals Common Core, Language, and Inquiry (K-6, Spec, Common Core) Presenters: Stephanie McAndrews , SIUE Literacy Graduate Students

Conference Sessions Friday, March 16, 2012

Earth Day Every Day! (All) Presenters: Kristin Lems, Toby Rajput

7:00 – 8:30

Read-Alouds: The Foundation of a Balanced Literacy Program (PreK-6, ELL, Spec, Univ, Admin, Lib) Presenter: Reba M. Wadsworth How to Read Like a Scientist: Yes, Literacy Can Be Taught in Chemistry and Physics! (9-12, Spec) Presenters: Beth Gucwa, Meghan Elwood, Melissa Hampton Make Every Book Count! The Best Picture Books for Reading and Writing Mini-Lessons (K-3, Lib) Presenter: Maria Walther

Friday Breakfast Nick Bruel Is Not Entirely Sure How He Got Here Featured Speaker: Nick Bruel

7:00 – 8:00 CIRP Breakfast Meeting (CIRP Members, CIRP) Presiding: Heather Harder, CIRP President

Looking on the Bright Side: Staying Positive in the Dark and Edgy YA World (4-12) Featured Speaker: Kristina Springer Latino/a–Themed K-12 Literature and the Impact of the Child’s Perspective on Educators (K-12, ELL) Featured Speaker: Ruth E. Quiroa How I Became a Teacher Who Writes (All, Writing) Featured Speaker: Blue Balliett

8:00 – 9:00 Why Book Making Makes Sense for Beginning Writers (K-2, Writing) Featured Speaker: Katie Wood Ray Closing the Reading Achievement Gap for Boys: Honoring Diversity and Building Capacity (All, RtI) Featured Speaker: William G. Brozo I Want More!: Writing Nonfiction Books That Keep Kids Reading (All, Writing) Featured Speaker: Sally M. Walker

3:30 – 5:45 Poetry Coffeehouse and Tour Hosted by the Illinois Writing Project at the Vachel Lindsay Home

A Natural Fit: Scientific Inquiry & The Integration of Reading & Writing to Address the Common Core Standards (K-8, Common Core) Featured Speaker: Anne Grall Reichel

6:00 – 8:00

Using Words to Draw Pictures: Teaching Children to Write Picture Books, Chapter Books, and Novels (K-12, Writing) Featured Speaker: Debbi Chocolate

Thursday Prairie State Award Banquet Lights, Camera, Engagement! Featured Speaker: Meg Ormiston

The Evolution of The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (4-7) Featured Speaker: Jacqueline Kelly

Carolyn Crimi 2012 Prairie State Award Winner

Eliminate the Walls of Your Classroom and Bring the World to Your Students (All, SMART Board) Presenter: Melissa Spears Engaging the K-5 Advanced Reader in Quality Literacy Experiences (K-5, Univ, Admin, Lib) Presenter: Laura Beltchenko

8:30 – 10:30 Hear the Authors Read and Autographing Blue Balliett Debbi Chocolate Jack Gantos Patricia MacLachlan Kristina Springer

Admin = Administrators

Nick Bruel Carolyn Crimi Jacqueline Kelly Seymour Simon Sally M. Walker

ELL = English Language Learners

“Mythbusting” Boys and Books: What Do They Really Like and Want? (3-4) Presenters: Laurie Elish-Piper, Lucy Killian Poetry...Minus the Groans (4-9) Presenters: Lindsay Bohm, Jamie Impson, Molly Lindsey Recess Readers an Alternative to Tag (4-6, Lib) Presenter: Leslie Forsman Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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Using Clickers and Poll Everywhere in the K-12 Classroom (K-12, Technology) Presenter: Darryn Diuguid Reading for Meaning–Fluently (K-12, ELL, Spec, Adults, Admin, Lib) Presenter: Carol Ann Kane Differentiating Divas: Make and Take for your Literature Class (412, Spec, Adults) Presenters: Lindsay Fark, Tara Joiner, Chelsey Bohannon

Addressing the Common Core State Standards With An Integrated Curriculum (All, Common Core) Featured Speaker: Sally Hampton Caudill: Childrens’ Choice in the Land of Lincoln (4-8, Lib) Presenter: Marcia Brandt

9:15 – 10:15

Slavery During the Lincoln Era in Children’s Literature (4-9, Lib) Presenter: Ngozi Onuora

Opening Up the Wide, Wide World of Nonfiction (3-8, Common Core) Featured Speaker: Katie Wood Ray

Leading From Within: How Teachers Can Inspire Whole School Change (All) Featured Speaker: Steve Zemelman

New and Notable Books (4-8) Featured Speaker: Becky Anderson Wilkins

INSIDE ISBE: Update on Standards, Assessments and more! (All, CIRP) Presenter: Marica Cullen

Goosing The Muse: Tips and Tricks for Finding Ideas (All) Featured Speaker: Carolyn Crimi

Six Trait Writing and Me (K-9, Univ, Lib, Writing) Presenter: W. Nikola-Lisa

READ A CLASSIC–WRITE A CLASSIC. From Wild Things to Rotten Ralph (All) Featured Speaker: Jack Gantos

Orchestrating Student Interaction: Techniques, Tips and Tools for Successfully Managing the Cooperative Learning Classroom (6-12, Spec, SRL) Presenter: Patricia Tylka

Take 10! Ten Tech Tools for Engaging Literacy Lessons (K-12, Technology) Featured Speaker: Laurie A. Henry

Teaching and Evaluating Writing K-12, Spec, Writing) Presenter: Linda Mikottis Books in Every Hand–The Grant Writing Process (All) Presenter: Tamara Springer Playing By Ear: Introducing Children to Blindness, Assistive Technology and Guide Dogs (PreK-6, Spec, Lib) Presenter: Beth Finke Cookin’ with the CAFE in the Classroom: Implementing Reading Strategies as Developed by The 2 Sisters (K-6, ELL, Spec, Univ, Admin, Lib, Title I) Presenters: Julie Steinke, Kathy Reynolds Reading Strategies for the High School (9-12, Spec, Title I) Presenter: Ann Peters Fun and Games: “Thinking” Activities That Help Students Learn (4-12, ELL, Spec, Adults, Title I) Presenter: Teddie Torney Sophisticated Writing for All (K-9, Spec, Univ, Admin, Common Core) Presenter: Carol Barsby So What’s Your Point? Using Picture Books as Mentor Text to Teach Persuasive Writing (K-9, Writing) Presenter: Tonya Sims A Closer Look at Comics and Graphic Novels (K-9) Featured Speaker: Terry Thompson Filling in Missing Spaces of Reading Comprehension Instruction (All) Featured Speaker: Victoria J. Risko Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Using Stories and Nonfiction for Kids to Combat Bullying (All) Featured Speaker: Janet Ruth Heller “Smart”er Centers for Your Classroom! (K-6, SMART Board) Presenters: Keri Buscher, Rachel Schaal Linking to the Common Core (K-12, Common Core) Presenters: Deb Hays, Gail Huizinga Together We Read (All) Presenters: Cheryl Walker, Bill Becker See the World with a Seed! (PreK-3) Presenters: Kelly Murphy, Jackie Jones Remember the Lost Lives of Titanic and Celebrate the 100th Anniversary of Its Sinking (All) Presenter: Christy Ziller Rethinking Literacy for a Digital World (4-9, ELL, Spec, Lib, Technology) Presenters: Meg Gaier, Jamie Diamond Using Manipulatives to Teach Comprehension (K-12, Spec) Presenter: Gaye Heath Six Steps to Scaffolded Independent Reading: A Differentiated and Leveled Approach (Includes a Classroom Library Make-over Guide) (K-12, ELL, Spec, Adults) Presenters: Claudia Katz, Susan Bohman Attracting Teen Boy Readers (4-9, Lib) Presenter: Barbara Binns Finding a Voice: Empowering Ourselves to Build Support for Great Literacy Learning (All) Featured Speaker: Steve Zemelman

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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TLC: Teen Literature Circles (6-9) Presenters: Donna Wipf, Nicole Milberg

RtI for Secondary Literacy: Effective Strategies for All Students (6-12, RtI) Featured Speaker: William G. Brozo

Fun Foldables (K-6) Presenter: Sandra Gandy

Drawing With Words (K-4) Featured Speaker: Nick Bruel

Storytelling With Attitude! (All) Featured Speaker: Linda Gorham

Today’s Journals Are Tomorrow’s Literature! (All, Writing) Featured Speaker: Jack Gantos

Beyond the KWL: Secondary Strategies to Access Prior Knowledge and Provide Background Information (6-12, Spec, SRL) Presenter: Patricia Tylka Teaching Writing Through Mentor Texts (4-6, Writing) Presenter: Tamara Rhomberg A Chat with Ben Franklin (All) Presenter: Lawrence Pennie Tell Me a True Story! (PreK-6, Lib) Presenters: Barb Rosenstock, Suzanne Slade, Janet Nolan, Laura Crawford Books, Resources, Libraries, and Reading Programs (All, Title I) Presenter: Roxanne Forgrave Putting the “Fun” Back into the Fundamentals (K-6, Title I) Presenters: Karl Meyer, Kimberly Kane Academic Vocabulary: An Integral Part of the Common Core Standards (4-12, ELL, Spec, Univ) Presenter: Roberta Sejnost Visual Arts: A Vehicle for Crossing Cultural Boundaries in Literacy Education (All) Presenter: Carol Hanzlik-Chasnoff 25 Books That Have Changed Children’s Lives (PreK-9, Spec, Adults, Lib) Presenter: Boomer Crotty School Cultures That Work: Strategies for Increasing the Literacy Achievement Levels of Students from Diverse Backgrounds (All, RtI) Featured Speaker: Sonya L. Whitaker Developing a Framework and Literacy Activities for CCSS Implementation in Grades 3-5 (3-5, Common Core) Featured Speaker: Donna Ogle Latino/a–Themed K-12 Literature and the Impact of the Child’s Perspective on Educators (K-12, ELL) Featured Speaker: Ruth E. Quiroa Bluestem Book Club: Encouraging Parents and Students to Read Together (K-6) Presenter: Tambree Krouse

10:30 – 11:30 It’s Still Reading: The Power of eBooks for Today’s Kids (K-8, Technology) Featured Speakers: Seymour Simon, Liz Nealon Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Increasing Cognitive Complexity: Integrating Social Studies & The ELA Common Core (3-8, Common Core) Featured Speaker: Anne Grall Reichel Notes from the Laundry Room (All, Writing) Featured Speaker: Blue Balliett Meeting Them in the Middle: A Guide for Digital Immigrants to Take Language Arts Instruction Beyond the Page (4-9, SMART Board) Presenter: Michelle Kedzierski Marrying Rigor and Passion–Creating Comprehension Connections for All Students (4-12, ELL, Spec, Admin, Common Core) Presenter: Debi Crimmins Fantastic Fun Fridays & Beyond!!!! (K-3) Presenters: Kathy Bergen, Beth Ballantini, Sandy Wright Authors & Illustrators Visit Classrooms via 21st Century Technology (All, Technology) Presenter: Nicholas Glass Teaching NonFiction in Writing Workshop and Perfecting the Writer’s Notebook (K-3, Writing) Presenters: Jaime Sague, Kari Commare Exploring Nonfiction through Digital Storytelling (4-9, Technology) Presenters: Amy Jachowicz-Damrow, Jamie Smith Congratulations on Your Engagement! Using Nonfiction to Engage Struggling Readers (K-12, ELL, Spec, Lib) Presenter: Paula Filler Adolescent Literacy in the Land of Special Education (6-12, ELL, Spec, Adults, Univ, Admin, Lib) Presenter: Donna Herman Beef and Books (4-9) Presenter: Kevin Daugherty Lincoln’s Reading, and Reading About Lincoln (All) Featured Speaker: James M. Cornelius Our Strength is in Our Diversity: Differentiating Instruction in Reading to Meet the Needs of All Our Children (K-2) Presenter: Jane Vallin Multi-Sensory Literacy Skills for Dyslexics and Beyond (K-3) Presenter: Carol Mayer Every Kid Can (Write a Picture Book!) (K-9, Spec, Writing) Presenter: Nancy Stewart

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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Study Skills “Smack Down” (6-12, SRL) Presenter: Elizabeth Strejcek

1:45 – 2:45

Building Savvy Info-Detectives: Notebook Foldables for Comprehending Informational Text (4-12, ELL, Spec, Adults, Univ, Admin, Lib) Presenter: Judith S. Youngers

Reading and Writing Dynamic Nonfiction (K-8, Writing) Featured Speaker: Seymour Simon

Reading Assessment: Are You Getting Everything That You Need? (K-12, Spec) Presenter: Jon Jones Whole School Approaches to Literacy Development: All for One and One for All! (K-9, Admin, Lib) Presenters: Jan Rashid, Sheleen DeLockery How Can RtI & Title I Work in a K-12 Environment? (K-12, Spec, Admin, Title I, RtI) Presenter: Dawn Russert

Closing the Reading Achievement Gap for Boys: Honoring Diversity and Building Capacity (All, RtI) Featured Speaker: William G. Brozo Writing With Pictures (4-8, Writing) Featured Speaker: Nick Bruel How JOEY PIGZA LOSES CONTROL and how JACK GANTOS gained it in HOLE IN MY LIFE (All) Featured Speaker: Jack Gantos

Hot Topics in Education (All, Title I) Presenter: Marica Cullen

New and Notable Books (Young Adult) Featured Speaker: Becky Anderson Wilkins

Literacy Strategies to Implement the Common Core (4-12, ELL, Spec, Univ) Presenter: Roberta Sejnost

Using Poems to Get Kids to Write (All, Writing) Featured Speaker: Janet Ruth Heller

A Classroom Full of Poetry (K-6, Common Core) Presenters: Mary Gardner, Beth Taylor

Using Your SMART Board and Other SMART Products in Your Classroom as Whole Classroom Solution (All, SMART Board) Presenter: Jean Tulin

Inspiring Students to Write Through Performance Literacy (4-6, Writing) Presenters: Karen Ringas, Kim Dillon Teaching Comprehension with Comics and Graphic Novels (K-9) Featured Speaker: Terry Thompson Collaboration for Literacy Improvement: Implementing and Sustaining Professional Learning Communities (All) Featured Speaker: Debra Gurvitz and Presenter: Pat Kolintzas Addressing the Common Core State Standards With An Integrated Curriculum (All, Common Core) Featured Speaker: Sally Hampton Introducing the 2013 Abraham Lincoln Illinois High School Book Award Nominees (9-12, Lib) Presenter: Leslie Forsman

11:45 – 1:30 Friday Luncheon Illinois Author and Illustrator Luncheon Friday Luncheon For the Love of Words: Modeling a Love of Texts, Talk and Trying It Featured Speaker: Katie Wood Ray

Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts–Working Our Way Through the Standards and Making the Standards Work For Our Students (PreK-6, Univ, Admin, Lib, Common Core) Presenter: Laura Beltchenko Coffee House Poetry Night (K-9) Presenter: Amy Orvis District Reading Practices Across the State (PreK-6, Spec, Univ, Admin) Presenters: Elizabeth Goldsmith-Conley, Judy Barbour, Pamela Godt, Boomer Crotty, Katie Ludes, Karen Walker, Diane Cepela Rebecca Caudill Reading Challenge and Parent/Child Book Club: A How-To Guide to Getting Started in Your School! (4-9, Admin, Lib) Presenters: Stacy Lipshutz, Lindsay Zucker Pop Up Videos: Making Research Fun (6-12, Technology) Presenter: Kelly McGroarty Active Reading Strategies for Informational Text (4-9) Presenter: Adrianne Roggenbuck Add Excitement to Reading: Use Newspapers as a Teaching/ Learning Tool...Integrate Content Areas with the World (K-9, Spec, Admin, Lib) Presenter: Joyce Jeewek What Can be Learned (4-12) Presenters: Whitney Glidewell, Michelle Moore Leading by Example: Teachers as Readers and Writers (4-9, Writing) Presenters: Stacie Noisey, Jennifer Lippert

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ELL = English Language Learners

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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Literacy Strategies in Today’s Classrooms: Why the Old Ways Just Don’t Work (6-12, ELL, Spec) Presenter: Camille Lutz Make Every Book Count! The Best Picture Books for Reading and Writing Mini-Lessons (K-3, Lib) Presenter: Maria Walther Vocabulary Activities to Stimulate Thinking and Eradicate Boredom (4-12) Presenter: Andrea Zietlow Practical Reading Intervention Activities to Engage Your Middle and High School Reluctant Readers (6-12, SRL) Presenters: Jenny Murphy, Paulette Stalter It’s Time to Play Seuss Jeopardy! (4-8, ELL, Lib) Presenter: Mary Chamberlain

3:00 – 4:00 The Energy to Teach: Matching Instruction to our Beliefs (All) Featured Speaker: Cris Tovani New and Notable Books (K-8) Featured Speaker: Becky Anderson Wilkins Lessons From Working With Struggling Readers (K-12) Featured Speaker: Peter Fisher Land of Lincoln: Using The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library for Word Study (4-12, ELL, Admin) Presenter: Margaret McGregor

How Do We Know If It’s Working? (K-12, Admin) Presenters: Jennifer Wolfe, Laura Bojkovski, Debbie Earnst

Literacy Essentials for Diverse Families (K-9, ELL) Presenters: Chyrese Wolf, Jermeka Jackson, Keisha Lewis, Donna Martin, Antionette Shears, Dorn Thornton

Bibliotherapy: Reading, Coping, & Learning with Adolescents (4-12, Spec, Librarian) Presenters: Christina Edmonds-Behrend, Melissa Jones, Jennifer Stringfellow, Melissa Rankin

The Evolution of The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate (4-7) Featured Speaker: Jacqueline Kelly

Reading Games to Build a Connection Between Home and School (PreK-6, Title I) Presenter: Noma Simpson Teaching FOR Everyone, Not Teaching TO Everyone (K-6, Title I) Presenter: Kim Kane Illinois Title I Roundtable (K-2, Spec, Title I) Presenters: Teddie Torney, Susanne Riddell Literacy, Comprehension and the Common Core (K-9, Spec, Univ, Admin, Common Core) Presenter: Carol Barsby A Penny For Your Thoughts: The Poetry Suitcase Revisited (4-9) Presenter: Pamela Nelson School Cultures That Work: Strategies for Increasing the Literacy Achievement Levels of Students from Diverse Backgrounds (All, RtI) Featured Speaker: Sonya L. Whitaker Collaboration for Literacy Improvement: Role of the Literacy Coach in Alignment to RtI (Response to Intervention (All, RtI) Featured Speaker: Debra Gurvitz and Presenter: Mary Sue Smith Addressing the Common Core State Standards With An Integrated Curriculum (All, Common Core) Featured Speaker: Sally Hampton I Hate to Read. I Don’t Want to Read. You Can’t Make Me Read! (4-9) Presenter: Tom Lindsay

Social Studies Beyond the Textbook (4-9, Common Core) Presenters: Betsy Niemiec, Justine Albig Literacy and Listening: Children’s Books on Music K-8 (K-9) Presenter: James Govednik The Language of Learning: Questions and Conversations that Challenge Beginning Readers (PreK-K) Presenter: Ann Gadzikowski The Illinois Monarch Award: Promoting Literacy on the Wings of a Butterfly (K-3, Univ, Admin, Lib) Presenters: Judy Bauman, Peggy Burton Reading/Writing Workshop: What Works in Middle School (4-9, Writing) Presenters: Mindi Rench, Heather Corral Music, Movement, Motivation, and More! (PreK-3) Presenter: Debbie Clement The ELL Family Connection: The Art of Creating Art (All, ELL) Presenters: Carla Raynor, Alicia Raynor Advanced Decoding Strategies: Using Donuts, Muffins, Grapefruits and Maple Syrup Analogies for Decoding Multisyllabic Words (K9, ELL, Spec, Adults, Univ, Admin) Presenter: Dick Briggs Lincoln and Literacy (All) Featured Speaker: Fritz Klein Teaching Inference in the Age of the Common Core State Standards (6-12, SRL, Common Core) Presenter: Rebecca Binks The Role of Historical and Contemporary African American Text on the Lives of Struggling Writers of Color (Adults) Presenter: Sakeena Khan

Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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Grant Funding Made Our Dreams Come True (All) Presenters: Jennifer Bredemeier, Jennifer Young, Anita Lovell Relevant Reading Strategies and Common Core Standards (6-9, ELL, Admin, Common Core) Presenter: Pamela Kuforiji

3:00 – 4:30 Storytelling: Thinkin’ & Inkin’ & Speakin’ About Lincoln with a Participatory Reader’s Theatre Hosted by Donna Stone and Linda Tammen

Open Door Days: Combining Literacy Education with Getting Parents Involved (K-9) Presenter: Priscilla Dwyer

4:30 – 5:00

What’s Literacy Got to Do With It? Literacy in the Math and Science Classroom (6-12, ELL, Spec) Presenters: Barb Mazzolini, Blair Covino

IRC Board of Directors Annual Meeting

Cynthia Rylant: An Author for All Seasons (K-3) Presenter: Pamela Moriarty

5:30 – 7:30

Play on Words–Primary Literacy Games (K-2, Spec, Univ) Presenter: Carrie Brockway

Preservice Teachers’ Pizza Party

Illinois Title I Association Annual Meeting (ITA Members, Title I) Presiding: Melinda Grimm, ITA President

6:00 – 8:00 Friday Lincoln Banquet Featured Speakers: Fritz Klein, Marrietta Castle, and Linda Gorham

Exploring Visualization through Comics and Graphic Novels (K-9) Featured Speaker: Terry Thompson Collaboration for Literacy Improvement: Writing Circles in an Eighth Grade Urban Classroom (All, Writing) Featured Speaker: Debra Gurvitz and Presenters: Mr. Drink and Kathleen Penson

8:30 – 9:30

Latino/a–Themed K-12 Literature and the Impact of the Child’s Perspective on Educators (K-12, ELL) Featured Speaker: Ruth E. Quiroa

Those Funny Little People Sponsored by ICARE and IRC

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

Visit the Exhibits Thursday, March 15, 2012

CPDUs and College Credit at the IRC Conference

8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Complimentary Refreshments in the Exhibit Area Sponsored by McGraw-Hill School Education Group Thursday, 3:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Friday, March 16, 2012

8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Complimentary Refreshments in the Exhibit Area Sponsored by Perfection Learning Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Visit the IRC Treasure Chest in the IRC Membership Booth

The key you receive at registration may unlock the Treasure Chest for a free gift.

Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

The Illinois Reading Council is an approved Illinois State Board of Education Continuing Professional Development Unit provider. While attending the March Conference, you may earn one CPDU per hour of attendance and participation. Sessions attended must be recorded, and an ISBE evaluation form must be completed and deposited in the IRC evaluation box at the end of the conference. The Evaluation and Evidence of Completion Forms must also be completed for your records. Please review your personal Certification Renewal Plan to determine which sessions fit. Be sure that your goals are broad enough to include a variety of literacy topics. The Illinois Reading Council is merely the provider. The responsibility for determining which sessions agree with your plan and are granted credits by your school district is yours. New this year, one semester hour of university credit will be available for attending the conference. Please contact the IRC Office for more information.

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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Conference Sessions Saturday, March 17, 2012

Partner Reading with the Community (4-9) Presenter: Ingrid Minger

7:00 – 8:30

Enhance the Literacy Experience Through Student-Led “Book Talks” (K-12, Lib) Presenter: Melissa Pletkovich

The Newspaper: A Cross-Curricula Teaching Assistant (All) Presenters: Leslie Forsman, Boomer Crotty

Saturday Breakfast From Paper Airplanes to Outer Space Featured Speaker: Seymour Simon

Our Presidents: Votes, Goats, and How We Remember Them (K-9) Presenters: Cecile Arquette, Dianne Hollister One Hungry Planet (3-9) Presenter: Kevin Daugherty

8:00 – 9:00 When Reading is Hard: Why Students Need Strategy Instruction (All) Featured Speaker: Cris Tovani Beyond the Picture Walk: Effective Book Introductions (K-6) Presenter: Kimberlee Wagner Becoming Conscious of Word Consciousness (4-12, ELL, Admin, Lib) Presenters: Margaret McGregor, Marilee Amodt Readers Theatre: From Story to Performance (K-12, ELL, Univ, Admin, Lib) Presenters: Brenda Buckley-Hughes, Meredith Taylor, Nicole Senn, Castley Sierociuk, Sarah Wineinger Why Can’t Jamal Read? Factors that Contribute to Reading Underachievement in Black Boys (PreK-3, Adults, Univ, Admin, Lib) Presenter: Terry Husband Using Stories and Nonfiction for Kids to Combat Bullying (All) Featured Speaker: Janet Ruth Heller “The Fabulous Fifty”–Fifty Ideas for Teaching Reading and Vocabulary (4-6, Spec, RtI) Presenters: Mary Newman, Ruth King CCWS: Anchor Text for the Common Core Writing Standards (K-3, Common Core) Presenters: Jessica Karch, Diane Gregner Caudill: Childrens’ Choice in the Land of Lincoln (4-8, Lib) Presenter: Marcia Brandt From Chicago to Cuenca: A Literacy Collaboration between Saint Xavier University and the Children’s School of el Centro de Estudios Interamericanos, Ecuador (All) Presenters: Kathleen McInerney, Lori Wrenn Strategies for Success: Reaching English Language Learners (4-9, ELL) Presenter: Nicki Bolos Using Literature Trips to Increase Literacy (4-9, Univ, Lib, Technology) Presenter: April Flood Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Keep the Magic in Read Alouds (K-3) Presenter: Pamela Moriarty Engaging AND Explicit Vocabulary Instruction (K-3) Presenter: Jennifer Jump Writing Circles: Mini-lessons for Positive Peer Response (4-6, Writing) Presenter: April Greer Get Your Money’s Worth–It Makes “Cents” (K-6, ELL) Presenter: Beth Vancil Learning Strategies and Literacy Activities Used in the High School Science Department (6-12, Admin) Presenters: Amy Stoops, Karen Eder, Lisa MacArtney How to Get the Most Out of Interest and Attitude Surveys (PreK12, Spec) Presenter: Jon Jones Question and Answer with Gary Paulsen (All) Featured Speaker: Gary Paulsen Literacy and LEGO Serious Play (K-3, Spec, Admin, Lib) Presenter: Erin Hardy A Multiple Intelligence Approach to Reading for ELL and Special Education Students (K-12, ELL, Spec) Presenters: Melissa Morales, Noora Diab, Lindsey Terrill Wiring the Brain for Reading (PreK-6) Presenter: Marilee Sprenger Parents and Children Reading Together (PreK-6, ELL, Spec, Lib) Presenter: Jay Einhorn A Penny For Your Thoughts: The Poetry Suitcase Revisited (PreK3) Presenter: Pamela Nelson Bluestem Books, Breakfast, & A Grant (4-9) Presenter: Amy Hewing

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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Literacy Coaching: Who’s in the Huddle? (All) Presenters: Barbara Underdown, Deborah Blanco, Amy McCoy, Leslie Redmond

Basic Decoding Strategies: Using Pancakes, Waffles, Orange Juice and Fruit Topping Analogies for Decoding Single Syllable Words (K-3, ELL, Spec, Adults, Univ, Admin) Presenter: Dick Briggs

The Three Wishes: Engaging Students by Retelling, Reenacting and Puppets! (K-5) Presenter: Elizabeth Goldsmith-Conley

Explorations into the Remarkable Life of Mary Todd Lincoln (3-12) Featured Speaker: Marrietta Castle

9:15 – 10:15

Camp Read: Summer Reading Program for Students with Disabilities (K-9, Spec, Admin) Presenters: Stephanie Benson, Jean Ann Carter

Workshop Model and Adolescent Readers (All, RtI) Featured Speaker: Cris Tovani Meeting the Needs of English Language Learners in the General Education Classroom (K-6, ELL) Presenter: Chris Starzynski Lessons From Working With Struggling Readers (K-12) Featured Speaker: Peter Fisher Goosing The Muse: Tips and Tricks for Finding Ideas (All) Featured Speaker: Carolyn Crimi Partnerships and Mentoring Relationships: Preservice to Inservice Reading Teacher Development (Univ, Admin) Presenter: Chyrese Wolf

Flat Stanley’s World Class Party (K-3) Presenter: Linda Whitaker I Tell Stories. You Can Too! (All) Featured Speaker: Linda Gorham Ready, Set, Move! Integrating Movement into Best Practice (PreK3, Univ) Presenters: Victoria Romano, Kathleen Ridlon Tricks of the Trade Revealed So YOU Can Tell the Stories (PreK-9, ELL, Spec, Lib) Presenter: Michael Lockett Literacy Special (K-3, Admin) Presenters: Nancy Meisenger, Lori Williams

Literacy Coaching Language that Promotes Teacher Learning (K-6, Univ, Admin) Presenters: Laurie Elish-Piper, Susan L’Allier

Happy Birthday, Dear Author! (K-3, Univ, Lib) Presenter: Jacqueline Easley

What is Guided Reading Really About: How Does it Fit in with RtI? (K-6, RtI) Presenters: Anne Hufnus, Mary Alheim

Assessment and Intervention for Students with Dyslexia (K-12, Spec, Univ) Presenter: M. Tara Joyce

Standards-Based Grading Using The Common Core Standards and Life Skills Standards (PreK-12, ELL, Spec, Admin, Common Core) Presenters: April Zawlocki, Matthew Zawlocki

Increasing Student Engagement and Achievement by Activating Background Knowledge (9-12, ELL, Spec) Presenters: Elaine Simos, Melissa Hampton

When I Grow Up... (4-9, Lib, Writing) Presenter: Cindy Gerwin

Reaching ALL Readers Through Verse Novels (4-12) Presenter: Melissa Leisner

In Consideration of Brains, Migration, and Poetry: Content Area Literacy Reframed (6-12, Univ, Admin) Presenter: Julia Emig Priceless Participation on a Penny Budget! (K-6, ELL, Spec, Admin) Presenters: Cami Breitzman, Penny Dahmer Classroom Technology for Dummies: 10 Easy Ways to Engage “screenagers” and Bring Your Classroom into the 21st Century (412, ELL, Spec, Admin, Lib, Technology) Presenters: Liz Sepich, Jana McNally Using Assessment Data to Inform Instructional Decisions (K-9) Presenters: Jacquelynne Brosam, Jeanette Brosam

Is Reading Online Really Reading? (All) Presenter: Mary Hession Planes, Trains, and Books (K-6) Presenter: Louise Stearns Developing Phonemic Awareness (PreK-3) Presenter: Patricia Hutton Inspiration Stew: The Ingredients to Make a Writer! (All, Writing) Featured Speaker: Sally M. Walker Help Readers Love Reading (K-9) Presenter: Brian Wilhorn

Engaging African American Males in Literacy to Increase Achievement and Enjoyment (PreK-12, Spec, Adults, Admin, Lib) Presenters: Cheryl Caesar, Candice Austin Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Lib = Librarians

Spec = Special Needs Students

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10:30 – 11:30 Sharing Stories with Younger Audiences: Tales that Work in the Classroom (PreK-9, ELL, Spec, Adults, Lib) Presenter: Michael Lockett Teachnology Teasers (K-9, SMART Board) Presenters: Stacy Baker, Ann Kluesner Note-taking Across the Curriculum: Throw Away Those Highlighters! (6-12) Presenters: Sandi Flanders, Mart O’Connor Process and Product: An Author’s Confession (All) Presenter: Steven Layne New Graphic Novels and Ways to Use Them (All) Presenter: Sandra Gandy Media Circles: Cooperative Learning for Media-Savvy Teachers (6-12, ELL, Spec, Adults, Univ, Admin, Lib) Presenters: Ryan Goble, Pam Goble RtI in Action (3-5, RtI) Presenters: John Frieden, Holly Lowe, Rhonda Syrcle, Gina Rylander, Linda Lueders, Betty Hayden, Julie Myers

Active Assessments & Engaging Evaluations of Deep Understanding (All) Presenter: Gwyn Jolliff-Blake Reading Can Be More Than Just an Assignment: Integrating Fiction & Nonfiction Reading into the Business Classroom (9-12) Presenters: Judy Fiene, Erin Pedersen How Children REALLY Learn to Read, and Practical Tips for Early Childhood Teachers (PreK-3) Presenters: Sarah Dennis, Christine Maxwell Alaska’s Iditarod as Motivation for Readers and Writers (K-9, ELL, Spec, Admin, Lib) Presenter: Joan McGrath Transforming Literacy Practices, Transforming Lives: How a Focus on Literacy in 9th Grade Led to Dramatic Success in 5 Large, Urban High Schools (6-12, Spec, Admin) Presenter: Julie Price Focusing in on Boys Who Can Read but Don’t Want To (K-6, Admin, Lib) Presenter: Laura Feldt Assessment Driven Instruction at the Guided Reading Table (All) Presenter: Gretchen Courtney Academic English Proficiency: A Challenge for ELLs on Standardized Assessment (ELL, Admin) Presenter: Laura Lopez-Padilla

Media Literacy in the Common Core: Strategies for Effective Teaching (4-9, Common Core) Presenters: Trina Vallone, Kelly Lenarz

The Literacy Staff Development Toolbox: Easy Workshop Ideas to Jump Start any Educator’s Content-Area Literacy Instruction (4-12, Admin) Presenters: Kathy Smith, Sandra Smycz

Writing Instruction in the Age of ISATs (K-9, Writing) Presenters: Kimberlee Wagner, Amy Huftalin, Melissa Sloatman

Advisory Groups–Growing Literate Leaders (4-9, Admin) Presenters: Donna Sheehan, Sally Kincaid, Amy Murphy, Rebecca Subert

Engaging Emergent Readers With Print Using A Print Referencing Technique (PreK-K) Presenter: Susan Massey

Frontloading: The Key to Comprehension (4-9) Presenter: Amy Cooley

Strengthening the Core, Ensuring Effective, Consistent Tier 1 Reading Instruction (K-9, Admin) Presenters: Kim Maher, Ryan McWilliams

Only the Best: Judging the Quality of Informational Books (4-9, Spec, Lib) Presenters: Barbara Winicki, Jill Steffes

Bookmaking as a Way of Encouraging Preschoolers “Writing” (PreK-K, Writing) Presenter: Samantha Richardson Explore Purposeful, Strategic Practices: Let’s Engage English Language Learners! (All) Presenters: Frances Steward, Mary Cherbonnier Literature Circles, Rubrics, Standards, and PowerPoint Presentations (All) Presenter: Donna Dines-Huff Advanced Decoding Strategies: Using Donuts, Muffins, Grapefruits and Maple Syrup Analogies for Decoding Multisyllabic Words (K9, ELL, Spec, Adults, Univ, Admin) Presenter: Dick Briggs

Food For Thought: Thematizing “Food” in a Developmental Reading Course (9-12, ELL, Adults, Univ, Admin) Presenter: Geoffrey Martin Help Teachers Love Reading (K-9) Presenter: Brian Wilhorn Why Can’t High School Students with Learning Disabilities Spell Words? (9-12, Spec) Presenter: Elsie Garbe Inquiry Circles: Asking Questions and Learning More (PreK-3, Spec, Lib) Presenter: Kristin Ziemke Fastabend

21st Century Skills and the Intermediate Literacy Classroom (46) Presenters: Cathy Lannert, Anne Olsen, Kindra Schumacher, Shanna Piccony, Jenny Wold Lunch ‘n Learn (K-9) Presenter: Priscilla Dwyer Admin = Administrators

ELL = English Language Learners

Lib = Librarians

11:45 – 1:30 Saturday Luncheon Personal Inspection At Zero Altitude Featured Speaker: Gary Paulsen Spec = Special Needs Students

Univ = Professors/Instructors


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Illinois Reading Council

ONLINE HOUSING RESERVATION SYSTEM

Conference Dates – Thursday, March 15; Friday, March 16; and Saturday, March 17, 2012 Over 1,200 rooms have been reserved for the 2012 IRC Conference. Because of the large number of rooms needed each year, IRC utilizes the assistance of the Housing Bureau at the Springfield Convention and Visitors Bureau. Special room rates have been negotiated at the hotels/motels listed below. To obtain these special rates, reservations must be made through the Online Housing Reservation System by February 22, 2012. Go to www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org Select Conference on the menu, then click on Reserve Housing Online! ON-SITE HOTELS President Abraham Lincoln Hotel.........$106 701 East Adams St., Spfd., IL 62701

Located adjacent to the Convention Center

Hilton Springfield Hotel...................$121

700 East Adams St., Spfd., IL 62701 Across the street from the Convention Center

Meetings and meal functions are held at both the Abraham Lincoln and the Hilton Hotels. MOTELS NORTHEAST OF DOWNTOWN

Northfield Inn..........................................$81

3280 Northfield Dr., Spfd., IL 62702

Ramada Springfield North..............$82

3281 Northfield Dr., Spfd., IL 62702

MOTELS SOUTHEAST OF DOWNTOWN

Candlewood Suites..................................$70

2501 Sunrise Drive, Spfd., IL 62703

Hampton Inn East............................$105

3185 S. Dirksen Parkway, Spfd., IL 62703

Crowne Plaza..........................................$130

Hilton Garden Inn............................$106

Comfort Suites.........................................$89

Holiday Inn Express.........................$110 3050 S. Dirksen Parkway, Spfd. IL 62703

3000 S. Dirksen Parkway, Spfd., IL 62703 2620 S. Dirksen Parkway, Spfd., IL 62703

Drury Inn & Suites..................................$105

3180 S. Dirksen Parkway, Spfd., IL 62703

3100 S. Dirksen Parkway, Spfd. IL 62703

Microtel Inn & Suites.......................$84

2636 Sunrise Drive, Spfd. IL 62703

• Housing Reservations will only be processed online with a credit card until February 22, 2012. After February 22nd, all rooms that have not been reserved will be released for general sale.

• Advance Deposit of one night’s room and tax will be charged to your credit card by some of the hotels. If you would like to pay by check, please forward your deposit check to your assigned hotel and your credit card will be credited. Do not send any checks to the Illinois Reading Council or the Springfield Housing Bureau.

• Confirmation will be emailed to you from the Housing Bureau upon completion of your housing reservation, as well as any changes or cancelations. Please keep this email for your records.

• Cancelations or changes to your arrival/departure must be made before February 22, 2012 to receive a full refund. The advance deposit charge is non-refundable after February 22, 2012. Please note that some hotels charge for early departure and some require a two-night minimum stay. After February 22nd, please make changes directly with the hotel.

• Double Rooms (2 beds) are at a premium. Please do not reserve a double room (2 beds) unless there are 2 or more attendees. • Free Shuttle Service will be provided by the IRC between all the hotels except the on-site hotels listed and the Prairie

Capital Convention Center on Thursday and Friday. Shuttles run approximately every 45-60 minutes from 6:15 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. Night shuttles run every 90 minutes from 6:15 p.m. until 10:30 p.m. On Saturday, there are many parking options available and on-street metered parking is FREE!


Return this form with payment to: Illinois Reading Council 203 Landmark Drive, Suite B Normal, IL 61761

IRC Conference 2012 Registration Form March 15-17, 2012 Springfield, Illinois

Or fax to: (309) 454-3512

Or register online at www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org

ONE NAME ON EACH FORM Please print or type. Form may be reproduced.

Name (Last)________________________________________ (First)____________________________________________________ School/Business_____________________________________ City_____________________________________________________ Home Address_________________________________________________________________________________________________ City_______________________________________________ State_____________________ Zip____________________________ Home Telephone (

) _____________________________ Business Telephone (

) _________________________________

Email ___________________________________________________________________ Presenting at Conference? ___Yes ___ No Are you an IRC member? ___Yes ___No

Council Affiliation _____________________ Are you an IRA member? ___Yes ___ No

REGISTRATION includes meetings on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday.

On or Before February 1, 2012

____IRC Member (Membership Number ___________________________________)

____Preservice Teacher with ID (Member)

____Retiree (Member)

____Non-Member (If you join now with your conference registration, register as a member!)

____Retiree (Non-Member) ____Preservice Teacher with ID (Non-Member)

MEALS Meals are optional. Mark choice of menu. Include payment with registration. ____Thursday Breakfast (A. Lincoln) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katie Van Sluys _____Scrambled Eggs & Sausage _____Vegetarian ____Thursday Luncheon (A. Lincoln) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Donna Ogle

$150

After February 1, 2012

$25

$225

$50

$175

$50

$250

$75

$18

$23

$22

$27

____Thursday Luncheon (Hilton) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Patricia MacLachlan

$22

$27

____Thursday Prairie State Award Banquet (A. Lincoln) . . . Meg Ormiston

$30

$35

____Friday Breakfast (A. Lincoln) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Nick Bruel

$18

$23

____Friday Luncheon (A. Lincoln) . . Lunch with IL Author/Illustrator (includes book)

$50

$55

____Friday Luncheon (Hilton) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Katie Wood Ray

$22

$27

FREE

FREE

____Friday Banquet (A. Lincoln) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lincoln Banquet

$30

$35

____Friday Night Entertainment Event (Hilton) . . . . . . . . . . Those Funny Little People

$10

$15

____Saturday Breakfast (A. Lincoln) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Seymour Simon _____Three Cheese Omelet _____Vegetarian ____Saturday Author Luncheon (Hilton) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gary Paulsen

$18

$23

$25

$30

_____Hot Grilled Chicken Club

_____Vegetarian

_____Spiced Up Cobb Salad

_____Vegetarian Salad

_____Chicken Marsala

_____Vegetarian

_____Cinnamon French Toast

_____Grilled Chicken Salad

_____Beef Lasagna

_____Vegetarian

_____Vegetarian Salad

_____Grilled Salmon Salad

____Friday Night Pizza Party for Preservice Teachers Only!

_____Rustic Chicken

_____Vegetarian

_____Grilled Chicken Pompadour

METHOD OF PAYMENT (Sorry, no P.O.’s accepted!) Check (payable to IRC)

_____Vegetable Lasagna

_____Tilapia with Butter Sauce

_____Vegetarian

TOTAL AMOUNT ENCLOSED

$_____________

$_____________

Credit Card Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover) Signature ________________________________________ Expiration Date

Mo.

Yr.

Special Accommodations – Individuals who need special accommodations must make specific requests in writing to the IRC office at least three weeks prior to the conference. Cancelation/Refund Policy – Requests must be made in writing by March 1, 2012. Please see the complete policy under General Conference Information or at IRC Website.


GET INVOLVED!

BE A 2012 CONFERENCE VOLUNTEER!

I would like to volunteer to work on the IRC Conference.

Name________________________________________________________________________________

Address______________________________________________________________________________

City_________________________________

Home Phone __________________________ Work Phone __________________________________

Email_______________________________________________________________________________

Local Council_________________________________________________________________________

State______________

Zip______________________

1.

While at the 2012 IRC Conference, I can volunteer to help for: __________ 1 hour, schedule me as needed. (Circle one or all: Thursday, Friday, Saturday) __________ 2 hours, schedule me as needed. (Circle one or all: Thursday, Friday, Saturday) __________ 3 hours, schedule me as needed. (Circle one or all: Thursday, Friday, Saturday) __________ Thursday morning block (1/2 day) __________ Thursday afternoon block (1/2 day) __________ Friday morning block (1/2 day) __________ Friday afternoon block (1/2 day) __________ Saturday morning block (1/2 day) __________ Anytime, as needed.

2.

I would prefer to help in one or more of the following areas: __________ Collect tickets at a meal function __________ Work at the registration booth __________ Help with book sales/autographing sessions __________ Help with the audio-visual equipment __________ Help with the special events and receptions __________ Help with the exhibits __________ Assist with Shuttle Busses __________ Assist with collecting evaluations __________ Assist with putting up or changing room signs __________ Serve as a host for featured speakers __________ Help with the IRC Membership Booth/Treasure Chest __________ No preference, I will help as assigned.

Your Help Is Needed - Please Volunteer!

Please send by March 1, 2012 to:

Illinois Reading Council 203 Landmark Drive, Suite B Normal, IL 61761-1836

Or, fill out the online form on the Conference Page at www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org.


MEMBERSHIP FORM

203 Landmark Drive, Suite B, Normal, IL 61761 Phone: 888-454-1341 E-mail: irc@illinoisreadingcouncil.org Fax: 309-454-3512 Web: www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org 1 Please print or type.

Individual Membership for One Year

Last Name _______________________________________

First Name _______________________________

Middle Initial ____________

Address _________________________________________________________ E-mail ____________________________________________ City __________________________________________ Home Phone (

State ____________

) ________________________________________

Zip _____________________

Bus. Phone (

County _________________

) ________________________________________

School Name ___________________________________ District ______________________________ City _________________________ or Business/Institution _____________________________________________________________________ City _________________________

Are you a Preservice Teacher? _____ yes _____ no

2

College/University ______________________________________________________

3 List the dues amount of each council you are joining.

List the council(s) you wish to join.

$40 - One year membership $25 - Preservice Teacher membership

When you join, you receive membership in the IRC, as well as membership in a local or special interest council. You must select at least one of the councils listed on the back.

1._________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 2._________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 3._________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4._________________________________________________________________________________________________________ 4

Discount for multiple memberships.

Total Before Discount ____________________ Discount ____________________

If you join more than one council at this time, you may deduct $25 for each council after the first one. Preservice Teacher discount is $20.

TOTAL AMOUNT DUE ____________________

5

6

Return this form with payment to:

Illinois Reading Council ATTN: Membership Dept. 203 Landmark Drive, Suite B Normal, IL 61761

Paying by credit card? Join Online or Fax: 309-454-3512

Method of Payment: (Sorry, no P.O.’s accepted.)

Check

Credit Card Signature _______________________________ Expiration Date:

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In our continuing effort to provide meaningful services to our members, IRC requests the following information.

Are you a member of the International Reading Association (IRA)? a. ___ yes membership # _______________ expiration date ________________ b. ___ no Age

Credit Card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover)

(payable to IRC)

a. ___ b. ___ c. ___ d. ___

18-24 25-39 40-54 55 and over

Present Position

Classroom Teacher: a. ___ b. ___ c. ___ d. ___ e. ___ f. ___

preschool K-3 4-6 middle school/jr. high high school post Secondary

Years in Education Profession

Highest Degree Earned

Administrator:

Other:

a. ___ b. ___ c. ___ d. ___

a. ___ b. ___ c. ___ d. ___

0-4 5-14 15-29 30 and over

curriculum/reading supervisor building principal superintendent other_________________ _____________________

a. ___ Bachelors b. ___ Masters c. ___ Doctorate

a. ___ b. ___ c. ___ d. ___ e. ___ f. ___ g. ___

librarian parent special ed. teacher gifted/talented teacher Title I /remedial reading specialist retired

Yr.

Professional Areas of Interest (Check 3)

a. ___ b. ___ c. ___ d. ___ e. ___ f. ___ g. ___ h. ___ i. ___ j. ___ k. ___ l. ___ m. ___ n. ___ o. ___ p. ___ q ___ r. ___ s. ___ t. ___

administration adult literacy affective reading assessment children’s literature comprehension content area reading family literacy holistic reading multilingual/multicultural newspapers in education parents and reading reading for gifted students research study skills teacher education technology in reading Title I/remedial reading young adult literature young authors/writing


Illinois Reading Council Membership

Locations of IRC Local & Special Interest Council Regions by Counties

The annual membership of $40 includes membership in the Illinois Reading Council and a local or special interest council. The annual preservice teacher membership is $25 for one who has not been certified in the teaching profession and is working toward an initial teaching certificate. Please select the council(s) you wish to join from the list below. Residence in any of the designated council counties you join is not required. By joining multiple councils at this time, a discount of $25 is offered for each council joined after the first. The preservice teacher discount is $20. Follow the steps on the front of this form. REGION 1

REGION 7

REGION 4

(Boone, DeKalb, Winnebago, Eastern Lee & Ogle)

___ Northern Illinois Reading Council - ___ Black Hawk Reading Council -

(Rock Island, Mercer, Western Henry & Whiteside)

___ East Central-EIU Reading Council - (Moultrie, Shelby, Cumberland, Coles, Clark, Edgar, Douglas)

___ Northwestern Illinois Reading Council - (Jo Daviess, Stephenson,

___ Illinois Valley Reading Council - (Stark, Putnam, Marshall, Peoria, Woodford, Tazewell, Eastern Fulton, Mason)

___ Illini Reading Council - (Champaign,

Carroll)

___ Sauk Valley Reading Council -

(Eastern Whiteside & Henry, Western Lee, Ogle, & Bureau)

___ Starved Rock Reading Council -

(LaSalle, Grundy, Kendall, Livingston, Eastern Bureau)

___ Mississippi Valley Reading Council -

within the Chicago city limits)

___ Lake Area Reading Council - (Western Lake, McHenry, Northwestern Cook)

___ Suburban Council of IRA (SCIRA) - (Eastern Lake, Northern Cook)

___ Western Illinois Reading Council -

(Henderson, Warren, Knox, McDonough, Hancock, Schuyler, Western Fulton)

REGION 5

REGION 8 ___ Lewis and Clark Reading Council - (Macoupin, Jersey, Madison, St. Clair, Monroe, Washington, Clinton)

___ National Road Reading Council -

(Bond, Effingham, Fayette)

REGION 9

___ South Suburban Reading Council - (Those parts of Cook Co. bounded on west by Will-Cook Rd., north by 115th St., and/or Chicago City limits)

___ Two Rivers Reading Council -

(Kankakee, Iroquois, Northern Ford)

___ Will County Reading Council -

(Will)

REGION 3 ___ Fox Valley Reading Council - (Kane)

___ Vermilion Valley Reading Council - (Vermilion)

(Adams, Brown, Pike, Scott, Greene, Calhoun)

REGION 2 ___ Chicago Area Reading Association (CARA) - (Chicago Area - Cook County

Piatt, Southern Ford)

___ South Eastern Reading Council (Lawrence, Richland, Clay, Crawford, Jasper, Edwards, Wabash)

___ Southern Illinois Reading Council -

(Jefferson, Randolph, Perry, Franklin, Williamson, Saline, Gallatin, Union, Johnson, Pope, Alexander, Hardin, Pulaski, Massac, Jackson)

REGION 6

REGION 10

___ Prairie Area Reading Council -

(Logan, Menard, Cass, Morgan, Sangamon, Christian, Montgomery)

___ Central Illinois Reading Council -

___ CIRP - (College Instructors of Reading

___ West Suburban Reading Council - (DuPage County and those parts of Cook County west of Rt. 43 excluding all areas within the Chicago city limits)

___ Macon County Reading Council -

___ ICARE - (Illinois Council for Affective Reading Education)

(Western DuPage County)

(Macon)

___ MID-State Reading Council - (McLean, DeWitt)

Professionals)

___ ILLC - (Illinois Language and Literacy Council )

___ ITA - (Illinois Title I Association) ___ SRL - (Secondary Reading League) 9-11


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Candlewood Suites Comfort Suites Crowne Plaza Hotel Drury Inn & Suites Hampton Inn Hilton Garden Inn Holiday Inn Express Microtel Inn & Suites Northfield Inn & Suites President Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Conference Center 11. Ramada Ltd. North 12. Hilton Springfield Hotel

TranSPOrTaTIOn 1.

Abraham Lincoln Capitol Airport

PubLIc ParkIng garagES & LOTS

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1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7.

4th & Monroe 4th & Washington 6th & Capitol 6th & Madison (Presidential Museum) 7th & Capitol (under public library) 7th & Monroe (Near Hilton Springfield Hotel) 7th & Washington (Near PCCC and President Abraham Lincoln Hotel)

SITES & HOTELS 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. P r ov i d e d b y t h e

SPrIngfIELd ILLInOIS cOnvEnTIOn & vISITOrS burEau

109 North Seventh Street Springfield, IL 62701 800-545-7300 • 217-789-2360 www.visit-springfieldillinois.com

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Museum Hilton Springfield Prairie Capital Convention Center President Abraham Lincoln Hotel & Conference Center Vachel Lindsay Home

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Illinois Reading Council 203 Landmark Drive, Suite B Normal, IL 61761

Non-Profit Org. U.S. POSTAGE PAID Permit No. 800 Springfield,, IL

Toll Free Phone Number: 1-888-454-1341 Phone: 309-454-1341 Fax: 309-454-3512 Email: irc@illinoisreadingcouncil.org IRC Website: www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org Ning: illinoisreadingcouncil.ning.com

MISSION

The mission of the Illinois Reading Council is to provide support and leadership to educators as they promote and teach lifelong literacy.

VISION

The Illinois Reading Council advocates quality literacy opportunities for all learners and serves as a primary organization that provides educators at all levels access to research, materials, and methodologies to promote and teach lifelong literacy and learning. Support of an active, well-organized system of local and special interest councils and state committees provides a viable network for communication, exchange of information, and grass roots involvement of a diverse membership. The IRC’s publications, special projects, conferences, and workshops stimulate personal and professional growth of educators.


2012 IRC Conference Preliminary Program