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The California Reading Association

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The California Reading Association

Dedicated to Literacy for Over Fifty Years

The California
Reading Association

Dedicated to Literacy for Over Fifty Years

California Reading Association Presents

CRA’s 44th Annual

Professional Development Institute

November 4-5, 2011 at Solano Community College - Vacaville Center    

Handouts and Resources

Joanne Arellanes & Veronica Schwalbach - Poetry: A Vehicle to Improve Student Thinking, Writing, and Learning (PDF)

Marsha Diane Arnold - Achieving the Honorable in Children's Literature (Word document)

Jill Castek & Dana Grisham - Literacy Beat: A Vocabulary Instruction Blog for Teachers (PDF)

Literacy Beat (Website)
TextProject (Website)

Kathy Clements - Our ELA Standards as a Learning Progression: A New Easy-to-Use Tool (PowerPoint)

Ellen Eltiste - RTI for ELLS (PowerPoint)

Deborah Franklin - Common Core State Standards (PDF)

Laura Kretschmar & Jill Castek - Integrating Science, Literacy, Technology, and Math: A Carbon and Climate Change Unit for Middle School Students (PDF)

Judy Lynch - Reciprocal Teaching with Fiction or Nonfiction (PDF)

Mimi Miller & Nancy Veatch -
Content Literacy Your Way: Practical Strategies, Powerful Results (pt I)
Content Literacy Your Way: Practical Strategies, Powerful Results (pt II) (PDF)

Dr. Barbara Moss - Making It Real: Teaching Informational Texts in 21st Century Classrooms (PowerPoint)

Robert D. San Souci -
Adapting World Folklore for Younger Readers and Classroom Use (pt I)
Adapting World Folklore for Younger Readers and Classroom Use (pt II)
Adapting World Folklore for Younger Readers and Classroom Use (pt III) (Word documents)

Tonya Ward Singer - Interactive Sentences for Literacy Success (PDF)

Thomas DeVere Wolsey - Podcasts: How to Make Them, Why You Should (PowerPoint)

Anne Weisenberg - Two activities for helping students read, write, and comprehend non-fiction in the classroom (PowerPoint)

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