Pre-Conference Workshop: Harnessing Literacy Instruction to Meet the Demands of the Common Core”

Cris Tovani, Adams City HS, Adams City, CO

2.1 Literacy in Social Studies:  Our Progress to the Common Core

Jennifer McCoy, English teacher/reading specialist, Pontiac Twp. HS, Pontiac, IL and Zachary Treadway, social studies teacher, Pontiac Twp. HS, Pontiac, IL

2.2 Creating High Interest Inquiry for Reluctant Leaders in a Cross-Curricular Class

Jamea Elzy, reading specialist and Erica Flounders, biology/chemistry teacher, Lyons Twp HS, Western Springs, IL

2.3 Engaging and Improving Middle School Comprehension by Bridging Literacy in Content Areas

Amy MacCrindle, literacy coach, Lundahl Middle School, Crystal Lake, IL, and Anastasia Gruper, assistant principal, Bernotas Middle School, Crystal Lake, IL2.4  Bolstering Reading Comprehension Through Independent Reading

Allison Kapitanoff, language arts teacher, Simmons Middle School, Aurora, IL

2.5 Speed Dating: Integrating the Common Core into History and Reading with Conversation, Humor and Role-Playing

Patty Reiman, associate professor of education, Carthage College, Kenosha, WI

3.3 Literature Circles as Lassos to Rope in Students: Creating Independence through Relationships, Reading and Writing

Eric Borne. English/Communications Dept. Chair, Downers Grove South HS, Downers Grove, IL

4.1  Five Steps to Creating a Text Dependent Classroom

Kate Glass, English language arts teachers, Buffalo Grove HS, Buffalo Grove, IL and Rich Clark, English language arts teachers, John Hersey HS, Arlington Heights, IL

4.4  Reading for Your Health

Bobbi Laffin, health education teacher, Waubonsie Valley HS, Aurora, IL and Laurel Chesla, reading specialist, Waubonsie Valley HS, Aurora, IL

4.5  CCSS Literacy Strands: Using Companion Texts to Anchor Learning

Cris Tovani, keynote speaker, Adams HS, CO

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