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Thursday, March 15, 2007

Reading for All Seasons

When I spoke at the Nevada Reading Week Conference in Reno, Nevada on February 23 - 24, 2007 the conference had t-shirts designed by a local artist and sold as the official t-shirt. The conference was organized by the terrific Ellen Fockler who has been the main stay of this conference for many years.

The t-shirts were fun designs with ducks stacked in a "pile" and all reading books. Here is a picture of the cutest four children (in Nevada and beyond) wearing their shirts. From left to right: E.J. (age 6), Marissa (age 2 mo), Kylie (age 4), Kaydence (age 2).

Reading for All Seasons

In Nevada I gave a keynote address : What Does a Sixteen-Foot Gazoo Have to Do with Reading? and on the following day provided workshops showcasing great new books from 2006: 25 Best Books—Meet Marvelous Mattie, Owen, Mzee, and More; and Authors in the Kitchen: Connecting Books from Little Red Hen to Gator Stew (Feb. 24)

The Following week I was in Wichita, Kansas presenting four workshops for
SDE for the first grade conference being held here.
If you are interested in some of the handouts used for these workshops can be located on my website -- Click on curriculum and then on presentation handouts. Search around you might find some interesting things.

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