Illinois Valley Reading Council

March 2018 Newsletter

Tips and Tricks for Daily 5

Presenter: Priscilla Dwyer

Please join Illinois Valley Reading Council for an informational program highlighting the components of the Daily 5. Priscilla Dwyer is a return presenter for IVRC and is well-versed in all areas of literature.

When: Thursday, March 22, 2018

Where: Advent Lutheran Church, 1211 S. Main Street, Morton, Illinois

Times: 4:30-5:00 Registration and Light meal

5:00-5:15 Business Meeting

5:15-6:15 Presentation

There is no fee for attending this workshop. You can earn 1 Professional Development hour with your attendance.

R.S.V.P. - by Wednesday, March 21st.

IVRC By Law Changes

IVRC bylaws currently state that if our council were to dismantle, our funds would go to the International Literacy Association. In light of the current state of affairs with ILA, the Executive Board of IVRC recommends that this should be changed to show that funds would go to our state organization, Illinois Reading Council.

Please vote Yes or No in regards to this change. Your vote should be sent to

Thank you for your participation in this matter.

Illinois Reads - Launch Event

"Illinois Reads" will take place on October 10, 2018, at the DuQuoin HighSchool, in DuQuoin, Illinois. This is a great opportunity to meet Illinois authors and connect with other Literacy teachers from the state of Illinois. Please mark your calendar and plan to attend!

IVRC Elections

It is time to elect officers for the Illinois Valley Reading Council board. If you are interested in serving on the board and would be willing to serve in any of the executive positions, please contact Regetta Wharram at so that your name can be added to the ballot. As an IVRC executive board member, you will help to promote literacy, have an opportunity to attend a leadership retreat on July 11th and 12th, and work with many wonderful leaders associated with Illinois Reading Council. The election will take place at the regular business meeting on March 22nd. Please consider serving your local council!

Illinois Reading Council Information

*IRC Conference will be held in Peoria, October 4-6, 2018. Members pay only $175 before September 5, and $200 after that date. There will also be an opportunity to register for Saturday only this year! Please watch for conference information coming your way soon!

*IRC Newsletters will be sent only electronically in the future as a cost saving feature. Please be sure that IRC has your current email address to that you receive these very informative newsletters.

*Wired Wednesday Webinars: IRC will be offering webinars for members only. Each webinar begins at 7:00 p.m. and participants will earn professional development clock hours. There are still four opportunities for participation in these webinars: March 7, April 4, May 2, and June 6. Please register online at