An Evening With Lester Laminack

lesterlaminackJoin LARC in welcoming Lester Laminack on April 26 at Lake Zurich Middle School South.  Lester will be presenting on his latest book “Writers are Readers: Flipping Reading Instruction into Writing Opportunities.”  A limited number of copies will be available for purchase.  There will be a book signing afterward, so bring your favorite Lester Laminack book.  Registration fee for this event is $20.00 and includes dinner.  Register here.

  • Doors open for registration and dinner 5:00 – 6:00
  • Presentation 6:00 – 7:30
  • Book signing 7:30 – 8:00

Map/Directions for Lake Zurich Middle School South

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Illinois Reading Council Conference September 29-October 1-Peoria, IL

Thousands of literacy advocates, educators, and researchers will gather from September 29-October 1, 2016 for the 49th Annual IRC Conference, Reading:  Unlocking Opportunities, at the Peoria Civic Center and Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel in Peoria, Illinois.

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Participating in a Professional Community-Handouts and Resources

Laura Beltchenko- Up “Close” and Personal, “Reading” between the Lines of the ELA CCSS Standards…A Magical Mystery Tour

Magical Mystery Tour PPT

A Framework for Teaching

Purposes for Questioning

Debbie Gurvitz-Close Reading in the Primary Grades Leads to Collaborative Conversations, Higher Level Comprehension and Critical Thinking

Balanced Approach to Close Reading in the Primary Grades

Text complexity Qualitative Measures of Text Complexity Rubric Adapted from Doug Fisher Text Complexity Raising Rigor in Reading-1

 Text Dependent Questions

Text Dependent Questions Wonderful Worms

 

Tracy Tarasiuk-Deeper Learning Through Discussion for ALL Students in 3-12

Prezi-presentation

Socratic Circle Evaluations

Discussion Placemat

Discussion Rubric

RACES Discussion:Extended Response:Discussion Evaluation

Junior Great Books Sample Lesson Grades 3-5

Junior Great Books Sample Lesson Series 2 (2nd Grade)

Junior Great Books Resources (Download a Sample Lesson for Your Grade Level)

Jen Lippert & Erin Mextaxas-What’s up Doc? Students Prescribing Solutions to Improve Reading

Characteristics of Struggling Readers

Reading Targets Student Resource with Vocabulary Revised 2014

Recognizing Ineffective Reading Strategies Revised

Strategy Reflection

Strategy Usage Tracking

What’s Up Doc Reading Test

Whats UP Doc Diagnosing Reading

12/7/2013 Participating in a Professional Community-Dominate Those Danielson Domains!

Come out and join us Saturday morning December 7!  We’ll have snacks, beverages, great speakers and BOOKS!

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Participating in a Professional Community

Saturday December 7, 2013    9 am – 2 pm  Prairie Trail School  13600 W. Wadsworth Rd., Wadsworth, IL

Administrators can attend this workshop at no cost when they bring teachers from their school or district.  To take advantage of this special offer register here.

Keynote Speaker:  Laura Beltchenko

Up “Close” and Personal, “Reading” between the Lines of the ELA CCSS Standards…A Magical Mystery Tour

As educators we are at the “knowing” path of the long and winding road of the ELA Common Core Standards. In this session we will explore and investigate the multiple meanings of “text” and clarify the myths and realities of text dependent questions. Our next leg of this winding road is:  how do we create these standards into a goal oriented, “procedural” and “automatic” levels in our classrooms?  Participants will take short tour into the Depth of Knowledge and then we will see how we can utilize, short text, the visual arts, video and even basal and guided reading materials to move our literacy lessons into standards aligned lessons that meet the shifts the standards require. Come along for magical mystery tour!!!

Bobbie Sejnost-CCSS and the Charlotte Danielson Framework for Teaching

This presentation will outline the correlations and connections between the Common Core State Standards and the Danielson frameworks.

DOMAINS 1-4

Debbie Gurvitz-Close Reading in the Primary Grades Leads to Collaborative Conversations, Higher Level Comprehension and Critical Thinking

In this presentation Debbie Gurvitz will present a Gradual Release of Responsibility instructional model to scaffold close reading from teacher led read-a-loud with complex text to student led independent/buddy reading with independent level text. Participants will view video excerpts that demonstrate primary students can do close reading!

DOMAINS 1 and 3

Tracy Tarasiuk-Deeper Learning Through Discussion for ALL Students in 3-12

The ELA CCSS require that students analyze and interpret texts.  The new teacher evaluation system asks that we encourage students to become more active in their own learning. Learn how to achieve both with class discussions.

DOMAIN 3b

Kimberly Rehling & Laurel Williams-So many choices! How do I choose?

Make informed choices to support the CCSS in Literacy, increase rigor, and align the incorporation of technology into daily lessons. This session will have a kindergarten focus that is adaptable for use in primary classrooms.

Domains 1d & 1e

Jen Lippert & Erin Mextaxas-What’s up Doc? Students Prescribing Solutions to Improve Reading

Through this collaborative approach to learning, students self-assess then diagnose their reading habits to become self-reflective readers. Participants will explore resources to help their students diagnose reading problems and prescribe strategies to improve comprehension.

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Read Richard Allington’s new book, then talk to him about at IRC in March!

JOIN IRC’s FIRST EVER STATEWIDE BOOK CLUB

Here is your opportunity to join other educators from around the state in an online book club. We will read, discuss, and create as we read a professional book. IRC Past President, Pat Braun, will lead the group in chats and projects. If you participate you will earn 15 CPDUs, and have a special session at the IRC Conference in March with the author.

Renowned researcher and literacy leader, Richard Allington’s most recent book, Summer Reading (2012) is one that will get us thinking about how to support our readers beyond our classrooms and the traditional school year.

If you are interested in participating send your name, email address, backup email address and phone number to irc@illinoisreadingcouncil.org.

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