2012
January
01/12 Spark the Reading-Writing Connection
Demonstration Lessons

Parent Meeting: Parents as Partners: Nurturing Lifelong Readers
AFC Elementary School, Franklin Grove, IL
01/25 Make Every Minute Count: A Day in a Balanced Literacy Classroom
North Central College, Naperville, IL
01/27 Individual Grade Level Presentations, Whole Staff PD: Spark the Reading-Writing Connection
Tri-C Elementary School, Carterville, IL
February
02/01 Spark the Reading-Writing Connection
Oswego School District 308, Southbury Elementary School, Oswego, IL
02/10 Let Literature Shine!
Sauk Valley Reading Council Meeting, Washington School, Dixon, IL
March
03/15-16 Make Every Book Count! The Best Picture Books for Reading and Writing Mini-Lessons
Illinois Reading Council Conference, Springfield, IL
April
04/12 Using Powerful Picture Books to Inspire Young Writers
W. W. Irby Elementary School, Alachua, FL
04/26 Launching the Writing Workshop
Oswego School District 308, Southbury Elementary School, Oswego, IL
May
05/01 Picture Books, Conversations, Mini-Lessons, and Celebrations: Creating a Cycle of Success for Young Readers and Writers
with Katherine A. Phillips
57th Annual Convention of the International Reading Association, Chicago, IL
June
06/19 The Best Books for K-3 Readers and Writers
Judson University Literacy In Motion Conference, Elgin, IL
August
08/10 Response to Reading: Transforming Thinking into Conversations and Writing Inviting Readers and Writers into the World of Informational Texts
10th Annual Crystal Lake Literacy Conference, Crystal Lake, IL