Two Rivers Reading Council

Fall Edition

A message from the president of TRRC

Hello everyone and welcome back to a new school year!! My name is Christine Throop and I am the new President of Two Rivers Reading Council!! I hope everyone is off to a great start!! Let me take a moment and tell you a little about myself. I have been teaching for thirty-one years. I was a special education teacher and reading specialist in grades K-2 for twenty-one years. During that time, I taught Reading Recovery as well. I have been a fifth-grade teacher for the last ten years. My passion is teaching kids the love of reading.

I joined the Two Rivers Reading Council Board in 2015. It is a wonderfully, strong organization, that has been around for many years, 44 to be exact. Two Rivers is part of Illinois Reading Council, which is one of the strongest state councils in the country. If you are a member, you know of the many benefits such as the copy of The IRC Reading Journal that you receive, access to professional development through IRC, Wired Wednesdays, and the Book Club and much more. In addition to those PD opportunities, Two Rivers offers professional development throughout the school year at no cost to members. Please watch your e-mail for upcoming events and like us on face book; Two Rivers Reading Council.

I hope you will take the time to get to know us through our upcoming Social event at Grapes and Hops in Kankakee, Illinois at 4:30 on Tuesday September 26, 2017.

Literature Trivia Membership Drive @ Grapes and Hops

Tuesday, Sep. 26th, 4:30pm

251 South Schuyler Avenue

Kankakee, IL

Think you know your literature? Come, test your knowledge. Refreshments served. Bring a friend and receive a ticket for a chance to win a conference ticket for 2018.

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Building Rep Spotlight

Hello! My name is Ashley Nogoda and I have the privilege of being the Manteno Middle School Building Representative for the 2017/18 school year. I am a recent graduate from Olivet Nazarene University, obtaining a degree in Elementary Education with endorsements in Language Arts, Science, and Social Science. It has been a blast teaching 6th grade Language Arts at Manteno Middle School, and I have enjoyed transitioning from a Tiger to a Panther. In my free time I like to sing in the worship band at church, teach Indoor Cycling, and root for the Chicago Cubs. I am excited to be apart of Two Rivers this year!

IRC Conference

50 Years of Reading Excellence
October 5 - 7, 2017
Peoria, Illinois

Thousands of literacy advocates, educators, and researchers will gather from October 5-7, 2017 for the 50th Annual IRC Conference, 50 Years of Reading Excellence, at the Peoria Civic Center and Peoria Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel in Peoria, Illinois.

Wired Wednesday Webinars

Join educators from all over the state in an online book club! Choose one or two books!

Read, reflect on, and respond to The Reading Strategies Book and/or The Writing Strategies Book by Jennifer Serravallo. These seven-week online discussions, beginning October 22, will be your guide to developing skilled readers and writers as you delve deeply into your choice of 5 goals from the texts. Participants who complete all assignments will be eligible to receive 15 PD clock hours for each book club. Each week participants will post ideas about how they can use one of the strategies, than read and respond to three other participants' posts. Final posts will be completed on December 10.

Reading lists

Need recommendations for refreshing your classroom library? Look no further than our 2017 Choices reading lists, which list titles selected by students and teachers.