2015 Summit Resources
- General Session
- Booktalk Basics and Beyond: Transforming Reading Culture by Empowering Student Voices
- Family Involvement: Kindergarten Readiness
- Family Involvement: Raising Readers
- iDEAL: Inspiring, Developing, Empowering, Assessing and Leading a School-wide Independent Reading Culture
- iTEXT™: Using Text Features to Increase Reading Comprehension
- iTEXT™: Become a Strategic Detective: Using Primary-source Documents
- Reading in the Wild: Learning from Lifelong Readers
- School Librarians: Champions of Change
- Troubleshooting Independent Reading Challenges Through Conferring
- Open a World of Possible
Booktalk Basics and Beyond: Transforming Reading Culture by Empowering Student Voices
Revamp the way your students talk to each other about books! As students read and write, edit and share booktalks, they prepare for a world of reading that extends well beyond the classroom. Use these resources to build a thriving booktalk club in your school.
Family Involvement: Kindergarten Readiness
Prepare families as their children transition into kindergarten. The Kindergarten Readiness program provides families information and handouts that explain what is expected of children when they enter kindergarten, the pre-reading skills needed to learn to read, and the importance of reading to children every day. Includes an easy-to-facilitate set of program activities that are fun and engaging for adult family members.
- Kindergarten Readiness Family Engagement Workshop Materials & Presentation
- Great Read Aloud Suggestions
- The Power of Planning Developing Effective Read-Alouds, NAEYC, November 2008
- Mem Fox writing, teaching, learning, living Ten Read Aloud Commandments
- Mem Fox writing, teaching, learning, living A Read Aloud Lesson
- 20 for 20 Family Reading Challenge
Family Involvement: Raising Readers
Family and school partnerships increase literacy development, and sharing reading experiences together helps families form strong bonds with their children. Try this interactive workshop to provide adult family members suggestions and tools to help their children become independent readers.
iDEAL: Inspiring, Developing, Empowering, Assessing, and Leading a School-wide Independent Reading Culture
Evaluate the status of independent reading in your school community, and use these tools and resources to help you build a successful independent reading culture.
- Independent Reading Best Practices Survey Blank
- Independent Reading Best Practices Survey with Data
- School Library Survey Blank
- Classroom Library Survey Blank
- Classroom Library Survey with Data
- Classroom Visit Survey | Classroom Visit Survey
- Family Reading Survey Blank
- Family Reading Survey with Data
- Family Reading Survey Spanish Blank
- Family Reading Survey Spanish with Data
- Family Engagement Activities
- Areas of Focus and Guiding Principles
- Independent Reading Tools & Resources Overview Guide
- Independent Reading Tools & Resources
- Annual Independent Reading Plan Blank
- Annual Independent Reading Plan Sample Plan
- 20 for 20 Reading Challenge
- iDEAL Introduction Presentation for School Staff
iTEXT™: Using Text Features to Increase Reading Comprehension
Family members want to help their children read better, but they don’t always know where to begin. Use the strategies from this workshop to help adult family members assist their upper-elementary and middle school children with reading nonfiction informational texts. Learn new ways to teach students how to ask questions and visualize information as they read.
iTEXT™: Become a Strategic Detective: Using Primary-source Documents
Learn and practice strategies for reading primary-source documents and using primary-source documents to build upper-elementary and middle school students’ background knowledge and motivation for reading longer, nonfiction texts.
Reading in the Wild: Learning from Lifelong Readers
Based on survey data from 900 adult readers and assessments from her middle school students, Donalyn Miller identifies the characteristics of wild readers and shares methods that support students’ development into lifelong readers. Examine texts and tools that engage young readers and move them toward independent reading lives.
School Librarians: Champions of Change
In a time when discussions about education are often dominated by standards, high-stakes testing and budget cuts, our students (and teachers) need a champion! Dig into the role of librarians as champions of independent reading, connectors of the school family, and advocates for all students.
Troubleshooting Independent Reading Challenges Through Conferring
If everyone is reading different books, how can teachers hold students accountable and assess what children know? Conferring is the answer. Use Donalyn Miller’s practical management tips and classroom examples to focus your reading conferences and sustain students’ reading momentum for a lifetime.
Open a World of Possible
Scholastic celebrates and helps children discover the pleasure and power of reading.