Meet your TRL-IL Regional Ambassadors and see how we are working on networking throughout the state. This is a members only event.
A members only event. Come meet the new Reading League Illinois Regional Ambassadors! Our ambassadors will spread the word about TRL-IL, share upcoming events, and communicate local needs and interests with the TRL-IL Board. Please join us to chat with them and learn more about this new initiative!
Join us for Beyond Retelling: Navigating Complex Text with Mitchell Brookins on Thursday, March 23, 2023 @ 7 PM CST. How do teachers support students in navigating grade-level, complex texts? It requires a shift in mindset, planning, and practice. In this session, presenter Mitchell Brookins will provide instructional routines related to fluency, vocabulary, syntax, and verbal reasoning. Participants will learn how to plan and deploy teaching strategies that develop students' capacity to go BEYOND RETELLING and move toward a deeper understanding of complex texts. Register at https://bit.ly/TRLILComplexText
Fluency is essential for skillful and motivated reading but is often misunderstood. Fluent reading is NOT fast reading! This session defines reading fluency and clarifies the link between fluency and comprehension. The role of fluency assessments and effective fluency instruction will also be discussed.
Meet Annie Pfieffer, a champion for literacy in Illinois. This is a members only event.
Meet Dr. Missy Jones from Eastern Illinois University, a champion for literacy in Illinois. This is a members only event.
Melissa Jones-Bromenshenkel is a professor and graduate coordinator in the Department of Special Education at Eastern Illinois University. Dr. Jones is currently partnering with Eastern Illinois Area of Special Education (EIASE) on the SLD Supports grant through which she is serving as the Chair of the Dyslexia Handbook Work group. In addition to working towards preparing quality teachers and ensuring all students have the right to learn to read, Melissa serves as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and an Educational Surrogate.
Cognitive neuroscientist Elizabeth Norton PhD (Northwestern University) will discuss her research around RAN and its relation to reading ability, work she began as a doctoral student with Maryanne Wolf at Tufts and continues as the Director of the LEARN Lab at Northwestern. Her lab's recent meta-analysis is the first to assess RAN's unique and significant role as a predictor of later reading! Participants will gain not just a deeper understanding of RAN and its impact on reading, but also practical implication for both screening and intervention. To register, visit https://bit.ly/TRLILRAN