Join us for a day of dynamic keynote presentations from Dr. Tracy White-Weeden and Kareem Weaver as well as a panel of educators and literacy advocates from across the state of Illinois. Together. we'll hear more about research based instruction for K-2 learners
Members are invited to a chat with the founders of Camp Monarch, Champaign- Urbana's first ever summer camp for students with dyslexia & reading difficulties developed by parents & teachers with teachers trained to use evidence-based teaching methods, reading (SLANT System®), writing, and math.
In this live webinar, participants will explore what decodables are, how to use them, and how to maximize their impact. The focus will be on building decoding fluency, early reading behaviors, and incorporating vocabulary, writing, and comprehension work into daily instruction with decodables. Participants will also learn how to choose decodables, and how to know when students are ready to transition to less controlled text. Register at https://bit.ly/TRLILDecodables
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.
Annie Peiffer is the Dean of Foundational and Early Literacy for the Rockford Public Schools. She will chat with us about how her district is making the shift to Structured Literacy! A members only event.
Meet Dr. Missy Jones from Eastern Illinois University, a champion for literacy in Illinois. This is a members only event.