2013
January
01/10 Guiding Readers
Demonstration Lessons

AFC Elementary School, Franklin Grove, IL
01/23 Make Every Minute Count: A Day in a Balanced Literacy Classroom
North Central College, Naperville, IL
February
02/09 Reaching for the Standards and Making Every Book Count
Indiana State Reading Association, Whiting, IN
02/20 A Teacher's Travel Bag of Literacy Lessons and Guiding Readers
ILASCD - Crystal Lake Country Club
March
03/14 Response to Reading: Transforming Thinking into Conversations and Writing
Illinois Reading Council Conference, Springfield, IL
(Handout)
03/16 New! Scholastic's Next Step Guided Reading Assessment Program
ASCD Exhibitor Session, Chicago, IL
April
04/21 - Quick Tips for Common Core-Focused Guided Reading
- Assess, Decide, and Guide: The Keys to Helping Students Meet the Common Core Standards
with Jan Richardson
58th Annual International Reading Association Convention, San Antonio, TX
(Quick Tips Handout) (Assess, Decide, and Guide Handout)
04/22 Powerful Picture Books Inspire Learners to Think, Converse, Wonder and Write
with Katherine Phillips
58th Annual International Reading Association Convention, San Antonio, TX
(Handout)
May
05/02 Spark the Reading-Writing Connection
South Suburban Reading Council, Steger, IL
(Handout)
June
06/12 Powerful Reading Instruction for the Differentiated Classroom - Modeling, Mini-Lessons, and More! Teaching the Traits of Writing
Magnolia ISD, Magnolia, TX
06/18 The Best New Books for Readers and Writers
Judson Literacy in Motion Conference, Elgin, IL
(Handout 2013) (Handout 2012) (Handout 2011)
July
07/24 Modeling, Mini-Lessons and More!
ILASCD, Naperville, IL (Handout)
August
08/13 -Assess, Decide, and Guide: The Keys to Helping Students Meet the Common Core Standards
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Spark the Reading-Writing Connection
11th Annual Crystal Lake Literacy Conference, Crystal Lake, IL
08/16 Powerful Reading Instruction for the Differentiated Classroom
Morris Elementary District 54, Morris, IL
08/21 Inquiry-Based Reading & Writing Instruction
Scholastic Store, New York, NY (Handout)
September
09/17 K-2 ELA Common Core Curriculum Development
Central School District 301, Burlington, IL
October
10/04 K-2 ELA Common Core Curriculum Development
Central School District 301, Burlington, IL
10/19 Spark the Reading-Writing Connection
Fox Valley Reading Council, St. Charles, IL (Handout)
November
11/15 -Make Every Book Count! The Best Picture Books for Teaching Young Readers and Writers
-Fifty Nifty Picture Books and How to Use Them to Teach the Traits of Good Writing
-A Teacher's Travel Bag of Literacy Lessons

Missouri Early Learning Conference, Osage Beach, MO

December
12/10 Collaborative Conversations: Cultivating Thinkers Inside Classrooms and Beyond (Handout)
Learning Forward Annual Conference, Dallas, TX