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Sign up for our February Roundtable Booktalk Here
Sign up for Neil Lesinski’s Lunch and Learn Here
Sign up for our April Booktalk Here
The Secondary Reading League is a statewide council of the Illinois Reading Council. SRL’s purpose is to provide opportunities for the formal and informal exchange of ideas related to literacy issues and lifelong learning, with an emphasis on reading and the concerns of secondary educators.
SRL’s premier event, the Day of Reading secondary reading conference, brings to the state dynamic young authors and top-notch researchers focusing on adolescent literacy topics. This full day event allows participants opportunities to network, browse through exhibits, and engage in professional growth. In the spring, SRL presents the newest YA books and author updates. Other events and meetings are scheduled throughout the school year to address pertinent literacy issues. The purpose of these events/meetings is to provide professional development and networking opportunities.
February 27, 2020 – This roundtable will feature booktalk discussions covering read alouds, poetry, graphic novels, leveled libraries, LGBTQ storylines, social justice issues, and professional resources.
Join us on March 13, 2020 for a lunch and learn at Maggiano’s, Schaumburg. This interactive presentation will take attendees through research-based teaching practices that support literacy development and social and emotional learning while still engaging all students in self-reflection, rich discussion, and real world application. From text selection and discussion questions to establishing a culture that supports social and emotional learning, the strategies and classroom practices shared will be cross-curricular and interdisciplinary.
- SRL Bylaws
- Illinois Reads
- Past Newsletters
- Photos of Past Events
- Join IRC and SRL
- Additional Literacy Links
- Day of Reading Archives
- Grant Application
- IRC Live Binder
- Support SRL
SRL Executive Board
President: Rachel Lesinski-Roscoe
President-Elect: Leigh Cavanaugh
Secretary: Barb Chrz-White
Treasurer: Jennifer Clesen
Membership: Angelica Kalat
Newsletter: Renee Yunker
Past President: Erik Borne
DOR Steering Committee Co-Chair: Camille Lutz
DOR Steering Committee Co-Chair: Patti Tylka