2016
January
01/19 Powerful Writing Instruction for the Differentiated Classroom
Owasso Public Schools, Owasso, OK
01/28 Transforming Literacy in the Era of Higher Standards K-3 (Handout)
MAEMSP 65th Annual Winter Conference
Montana Association of Elementary and Middle School Principals, Helena, MT
February
02/3-6 - Spark the Reading-Writing Connection (Handout)
- Assess, Decide, and Guide: The Keys to Helping Readers Succeed
(Handout)
2016 CCIRA Conference on Literacy: lluminating a World of Wonder through the Light of Literacy
Colorado Council International Reading Association, Denver, CO
02/12 Guiding Readers in the Primary and Intermediate Grades
DeKalb CUSD #428, DeKalb, IL
March
03/12 The New Essentials of Literacy Teaching: Common Sense Strategies for Meeting the Standards (Handout)
Sacramento Area Reading Association (SARA) Conference: Balancing Literacy for Success
Sacramento Area Reading Association, Sacramento, CA
April
04/8 Assess, Decide, and Guide: The Keys to Helping ALL Readers Succeed
MRA 47th Annual Conference: The Many Voices of Literacy
Massachusetts Reading Association, Quincy, MA
04/15 Powerful Reading Instruction for the Differentiated Classroom (K-2)
Mackeben Elementary School, Huntley District 158, Algonquin, IL
June
06/20-21 - Powerful Reading Instruction for the Differentiated Classroom (Handout)
- The Promise of Poetry for Struggling Readers (Handout)
Lynnwood Summit, Lynnwood, WA
06/22 The Best New Picture Books for Young Readers and Writers
Judson University Literacy In Motion Conference, Elgin, IL
(Handout 2016) (Handout 2015) (Handout 2014) (Handout 2013) (Handout 2012) (Handout 2011)
July
07/9-11 - Guiding Readers: Zooming in On Comprehension (with Jan Richardson) (Handout)
- Make Every Book Count! Interactive Read Aloud Experiences That Transform Young Literacy Learners
(Handout)
International Literacy Association (ILA), Boston, MA

September
09/24 - The New Essentials of Literacy Instruction (Handout)
- Fifty Nifty Picture Books and How to Use Them to Teach Young Readers
(Handout)
- The Keys to Creating a Joyful Classroom Community (Handout)
21st Annual Festival
Plum Creek Children's Literacy Festival, Concordia University, Seward, NE

October
10/6-7 - Powerful Reading Instruction for the Differentiated Classroom (Handout)
- The Promise of Poetry for Struggling Readers (Handout)
Saskatoon Summit, TCU Place–Saskatoon’s Arts & Convention Centre, Saskatoon, SK, Canada

10/24 - Keynote: Assess, Decide, and Guide: The Keys to Changing Readers’ Lives (Handout)
- Featured Speaker Session: The New Essentials of Literacy Instruction
(Handout)
Forty-Ninth Annual,
Keystone State Reading Association Conference, Seven Springs Mountain Resort, PA
November
11/17-20 Stand Up for Powerful Reading Instruction, Sit Down With Kids and Books (with Pam Allyn, Jan Richardson, and Karen Biggs-Tucker) (Handout)
National Council of Teachers of English, Georgia World Congress Center, Atlanta, GA
December
12/6 - The New Essentials of Literacy Instruction (Handout)
- Fifty Nifty Picture Books and How to Use Them to Teach Young Writers (Handout)
- The Keys to Creating a Joyful Classroom Community
(Handout)
- Assess, Decide, and Guide: The Keys to Helping ALL Readers Succeed
(Handout)
Raising Student Achievement Conference, Pheasant Run Resort, St. Charles, IL