2010
January
01/11 Modeling, Mini-Lessons, Mentor Texts, and More: Teaching Writing in First Grade
Indian Prairie District 204, Aurora, IL, Gwendolyn Brooks School
01/14 Every Minute Counts: A Day in a Balanced Literacy Classroom
North Central College, Naperville, IL
01/15 Spark the Reading-Writing Connection
Geneva School Dist. 304, Geneva, IL, District Office
01/29 Marvelous Books and Lively Lessons that Teach the ”Six Traits‚” of Good Writing
Staff Development Resources, St. Louis, MO
February
02/10 Planting the Seeds: Helping Budding Writers Bloom (K-3)
Demonstration Lessons in Kindergarten and First Grade

Dixon School District, Dixon, IL, Washington School
02/18 Marvelous Books and Lively Lessons that Teach the ”Six Traits‚” of Good Writing
Staff Development Resources, Rockford, IL
02/19 Marvelous Books and Lively Lessons that Teach the ”Six Traits‚” of Good Writing
Staff Development Resources, Chicago, IL
02/25 Planting the Seeds: Helping Budding Writers Bloom (K-3)
Lake Lutheran Teachers Conference, Our Savior Lutheran, Zion, IL
March
03/18-19 Spotlight on Writing! Morning Messages, Mentor Texts, Mini-Lessons and More!
Illinois Reading Council Conference, Springfield, IL
April
04/14 Modeling, Mini-Lessons, and More! Teaching Writing K-3 (Part 2)
Antioch CCSD 34, Antioch, IL, Hillcrest School
04/27 Laughing, Learning, Reading, and Writing: Classroom-Tested Ways to Connect the Funny Bone to the Brain Bone
with Tom Lichtenheld, Children's Book Author and Illustrator
55th Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, Chicago, IL
04/28 Using Children’s Literature to Inspire Young Writers: A Collection of Classroom-Tested Mentor Texts and Mini-Lessons with Katherine A. Phillips
55th Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, Chicago, IL
June
06/23 The Promise of Poetry to Build Literacy Skills in Grades K-3
Judson University Literacy in Motion Conference, Elgin, IL
August
08/11 The Promise of Poetry for Struggling Readers
Using the Language of Children’s Literature to Inspire Young Writers: A Collection of Classroom-Tested Mentor Texts and Mini-Lessons

8th Annual Crystal Lake Literacy Conference, Crystal Lake, IL
December
12/08 Mentor Texts, Modeling, Mini-Lessons, and More! Teaching the Traits of Good Writing K-5
Genoa-Kingston School District, Genoa, IL