Motivating Students:  A Sharing of Strategies for Engaging Our Kids  Nancy Spaniak, Reading dept. chair, Dr. Becky Binks, Reading specialist, Homewood-Flossmoor HS, Flossmoor, IL

Motivating Students PowerPoint

Enhancing Comprehension in High School Science Classes    Dennis Szymkowiak, Reading specialist/Eng. teacher/Literacy coach, Mundelein HS, Mundelein, IL and Dr. Dave Greenwood, Science department chair, Mundelein HS, Mundelein, IL

Science Comprehension PowerPoint

Fiction vs. Non-Fiction: How to Turn an Independent Reading Program From Humdrum to Fun  Kerry Proczko, Grade 8 English teacher, Department chair, Washington Middle School, Aurora, IL, and Ann Eifler, Grades 7&8 reading teacher, Washington Middle School, Aurora, IL

Pairing Fiction and Non-Fiction

High School & High Stakes Testing:  PSAE Reading & Writing (ACT/WorkKeys)  Dea Conrad-Curry, Educational consultant, Rock Island ROE, Alpha, IL

PSAE Reading & Writing

Mind Mapping: Practice & Application, 6-12  Susan A. Garr, Instructional Specialist/Professional Development Coordinator, Chicago Teachers’ Center, NEIU

Mind Mapping

Choosing & Using Literature for Middle School Honors or Gifted LA Classrooms  Dr. Laura Beltchenko, Assistant superintendent, Wauconda CUSD #118, Adjunct Faculty NLU, President of SCIRA

YA Literature for the Gifted Class PowerPoint

YA Book List Gifted ClassJust Right in the Middle…Books for the Middle School Reader  Julie Witt, LMC director, Cooper Middle School, Buffalo Grove, IL

Books for Middle School Readers

Speak Early and Speak Often: Fostering Speaking across the Curriculum  Dr. Patty Reima, Assistnat Professor, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

Speaking Across the Curriculum

Guided Reading Procedure–21st Century Considerations  Dr. JoAnne Katzmarek, Associate Dean, School of Education, UW-Stevens Point, WI

Guided Reading

The Effects of Music on Reading: Reader Transaction Through Acquisition, Mood and Motivation Linda Boyle, U.S. History/Spanish/Special Education Teacher, Sullivan HS, Chicago, IL

Effects of Music on Reading paper

Effects of Music on Reading

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