Two Rivers Reading Council

Spring Edition

President's Letter

Happy Spring Everyone!! I know many of you are right in the throes of PARCC testing! Hang in there, Pampered Professionals is just around the corner! Thank you those of you who came to Roxanne Owen’s presentation in February on using Visual Images to help with discussion and writing in the classroom. It was a great presentation and I have implemented several of her strategies in my classroom that the students really enjoy. Check out this website https://www.nytimes.com/column/learning-whats-going-on-in-this-picture to get kids started writing about what they see in the picture. I use it as a morning activity and then we follow it up with a great discussion. As the year winds down, Two Rivers will host our final event, Pampered Professional, on April 12 at 5:00 p.m. at the Weber Center Olivet Nazarene University. Watch for the flier to come out soon with all the details! Come and be pampered!!

On a more serious note, Two Rivers Reading Council is also in need of some board members. We are looking for a treasurer and a membership chairperson. If you like to take care of money or recruit people then this is the job for you! Please contact me at cthroop@bradleyschools.com. We will be having an election soon. I hope you have a great rest of the year!!! I have learned a lot and have enjoyed being your President!

Christine Throop

Pampered Professionals

This is an event you won't want to miss. Vendors including Pampered Chef, Origami Owl, LulaRoe, Mary Kay, Essential Oils and more. Snacks from Country Table. Nana's will be there, too!!
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The latest Reading Council Newsletter

http://www.illinoisreadingcouncil.org/images/Spring_2018_Comm.pdf


Please watch your mailbox for the newsletter to arrive soon. In 2018-2019, the IRC Communicator will no longer be printed and mailed starting with the Fall 2018 IRC Communicator.

Wired Wednesdays

May 2, 2018 ~ Marilee Sprenger Unlock Opportunities with Direct Vocabulary Instruction Explicitly teaching vocabulary is a necessity at every grade level and content area. In this webinar you will learn how and where the brain stores words. With this knowledge you will be able to take students through the three steps for learning vocabulary: encoding, storage, and retrieval. Many vocabulary strategies for direct instruction will be shared. Introducing new words, rehearsing them, and reviewing are required for long-term memory.


June 6, 2018 ~ Lori Stevens Unlock Opportunities to Support Early Literacy Learners Enhance your instruction for readers and writers in your primary classroom by creating opportunities to develop key foundational literacy skills and strategies. Explore options for identifying and supporting students who begin to struggle in their literacy development. Ensure you are doing everything possible to provide a literacyrich environment for these beginning readers and writers. Through our webinar discussion, teachers of early literacy learners can expand their understanding of the best ways to develop strategic processing systems for their young students.


http://illinoisreadingcouncil.org/wiredwednesdaywebinars.html