2015 Annual Illinois Comprehensive Literacy and Reading Recovery® Conference
will be held at the Marriott Chicago Downtown Magnificent Mile Hotel from January 28 - January 30, 2015!

Sponsored by Illinois Reading Recovery® Center for Literacy and National Louis University

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Conference Program & Session Handouts

Mackin-Learning to Look at Print: Change Over Time‌‌

 Reindl-Comprehension Focus Groups

Reindl-Language Workshop


‌‌‌Program and Conference Schedule

2015 Conference Program

2015 Conference Session Schedule

OVERVIEW: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday


Baughman/Gaddis-Effective Balanced Literacy in Middle Grade Levels

Berek/Crowley-Impact of LL for Students with Multiple Significant Disabilities

Bernhardt-Essentials of School Improvement

Bernhardt-Is What You are Doing Making a Difference?

Bernhardt-Keynote-Using Data to Improve Teaching and Learning

Briceno-How is Teaching Primary Literacy Different in Spanish & English

Dorn-Teaching Struggling Readers at the Transitional Level and Beyond

Dorn-Teaching Struggling Writers at the Transitional Level and Beyond

Eckberg-What is the Destination & How Does PCL Get Us There?

Fried-Flexibility in Word Solving During Writing Chart

Fried-Flexibility in Problem Solving During Reading

Fried-Reading Continuous Texts

Glaze/Moore-Empowering Educators thru Comprehensive Literacy

Glover-Increasing Energy & Motivation for All Writers

Glover-Nurturing Emergent Readers

Glover-Projecting Writing Workshops Units of Study

Grabow/Burk-An Introduction into Comprehension Focus Groups 4-7

Grayson-New Book Orientation Change Over Time

Grayson-Teaching for Independence

Harmon-Linking Reading & Writing Across the Lesson

Harmon-Transforming the Literate Identities of Reading Recovery Students

Ivey-Engagement With Informational Reading

Ivey-Teaching for Students to Engage Each Other in Reading

Mackin-Located at the top of this page

Moore-Creating Early Childhood Classrooms that Develop Emergent Literacy!

Reindl-Located at the top of this page‌

Schnug-Roaming to the Well Known in the 1st 10 Lessons

Schnug-Your Child is Roaming-Are You?

Soffos-Comprehension Focus Groups

Soffos-Language Workshops: A Framework for Affording Students

Van Dyke-Attempting the New Book with Help

Van Dyke-Writing Messages:Tapping into Children's Worlds


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