COMMON CORE LITERACY INSTRUCTION


Maria presentingMake Every Book Count! The Best Picture Books for Teaching Readers and Writers

Audience: K-3
Session length: Can vary from 1-2 hours

Are you a book fanatic? If so, then this session is for you! Maria will share the latest finds in her growing collection of read alouds and mentor texts to spark meaningful, higher-level comprehension conversations and joyful writing experiences.


Make Every Minute Count: A Day In a Common Core Classroom

Audience: K-3
Session length: Can vary from 3-5 hours

Take a peek into a typical day in Maria’s classroom. Learn how she sets up and manages a purposeful, literate classroom environment where students’ read, write, think, converse, and learn together in engaging and joyful ways. Maria will demonstrate how each component of balanced literacy ties to the Common Core State Standards.


A Teacher’s Travel Bag of Literacy Lessons

Audience: K-5
Session length: Can vary from 1-3 hours

In this keynote address, Maria unpacks a travel bag brimming with multi-level literacy lessons designed to expand students’ understanding of complex texts, improve readers’ application of comprehension strategies, and foster their enjoyment of the written word!


Spark the Reading-Writing Connection

Audience: K-5
Session length: Can vary from 1-3 hours

Powerful and practical teaching strategies are a necessity when helping students make connections among literature, language, writing, and their world. These connections are at the essence of the Common Core State Standards. Join Maria as she shares a wealth of ideas that will electrify literacy lessons and recharge teachers.