Do you want to discover and acquire new materials and texts for your classroom?

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

Mission Statement

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.

Upcoming Events

February Roundtable Booktalk

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.

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Neil Lesinski – March

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.

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April Booktalk

Come eat dinner with us on April 30, 2020 while we talk about new and upcoming high-interest books. A representative from Anderson’s Bookstore Naperville will be there to share what students are reading in a variety of genres.

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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

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