2011
February
02/05 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

Best Practices Showcase, University of St. Francis, Fort Wayne, IN
02/16 Every Minute Counts: A Day in a Balanced Literacy Classroom
North Central College, Naperville, IL
02/18 Mentor Texts, Modeling, Mini-Lessons, and More! The Keys to Powerful Writing Instruction
Yorkville School District 115, Bristol Grade School, Yorkville, IL
March
03/17 The Promise of Poetry for Struggling Readers
Illinois Reading Council Conference, Springfield, IL
May
05/09 Using Powerful Picture Books to Inspire Young Writers
with Katherine A. Phillips
56th Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, Orlando, FL
June
06/13 Modeling, Mini-Lessons, and More! Teaching the Traits of Good Writing
East Aurora District 131, Gates Elementary School, Aurora, IL
06/21 The Best Books for K-3 Readers and Writers
Judson University Literacy In Motion Conference, Elgin, IL
August
08/08 Picture Books, Conversations, Mini-Lessons, and Celebrations! The Keys to Guiding Young Readers
Geneva School District 304, Geneva Middle School North, Geneva, IL
08/12 Make Every Book Count! The Best Picture Books for Teaching Readers and Writers Books, Expectations, Conversations, and Celebrations! Creating a Cycle of Success for Young Readers
9th Annual Crystal Lake Literacy Conference, Crystal Lake, IL
October
10/12 Guiding Readers
Indian Prairie District 204, Graham Elementary School, Naperville, IL
December
12/09 Spark the Reading-Writing Connection
Yorkville School District 115, Circle Center Grade School, Yorkville, IL