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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

The California
Reading Association

Dedicated to Literacy for Over Fifty Years

Author Strand

Matthew Gollub Sat., 9:45am, Pacific Salon 2
   Drumming Up Readers at School and at Home

Linda Clinard Sat., 9:45am, Royal Palm
   Engaging Families in Fun, Everyday Literacy Strategies with a Purpose

Betty Birney Sat., 11am, Pacific Salon 2
   My Secret Life as a Hamster... and What It's Taught Me About Reading and Writing

Erin Dealey Sat., 11am, Dover
   More Fun Activities & Theater Games That Build Fluency
   The Writer's Rap
   Max's the Writer: Rough (ruff!) Drafts

Adam Sidwell Sat., 11am, Pacific Salon 6
   How to Build Story Structure

Lori Mitchell Sat., 11am, Terrace
   Creating a Safe Place to Learn
   People's Post

Suzanne Santillan Sat. 1:15pm Dover
   I've Always Wanted to be a Children's Book Author - The Steps to Getting Started

Andrea Zimmerman Sat. 1:15pm Pacific Salon 6
   Eliza's Cherry Trees: The Power of Persistence

James Thach Sat., 2:30pm, Royal Palm 2
   Read (and Write) What You Love

Almitra Berry Sat., 2:30pm, Pacific Salon 6
   Moving your Classroom from Test Kitchen to a 5-Star Restaurant!

April Mahoney Sat., 3:45pm, Dover
   Meet Rico the Seagull-Making the Best out of a Mess

Kay Moore Sat., 3:45pm, Pacific Salon 7
   Helping Children Hear Lost Voices

Melanie West Sat., 3:45pm, Pacific Salon 6
   Stop Rote Memorization! Finally a Way to Teach Sight Words
   Ted Talk


Other Participating Authors

Edith Fine and Judith Josephson
  Armando and the Blue Tarp School & more

Jennifer Coburn
  The Wife of Reilly; Tales From the Crib; Reinventing Mona
  The Wife of Reilly

Kirsten Hubbard and Cindy Pon
   Young Adult Authors

Barrie Summy
  Tween Author

Melissa Wiley
   Prairie Thief, Inch and Roly, and more

Shelley Moore Thomas
   Good Night, Good Knight and more

Marty Martins
  The Blizzard and more

Milly Lee
   Nim & the War Effort & more

Amanda Noll
  I Need My Monster, CYRM Primary Winner

Lori Oczkus
  Best Ever Literacy Survival Tips! Super Six Comprehension Strategies,
  Reciprocal Teaching at Work
, and more

Taffy Raphael
  QAR Comprehension Lessons (Grades 2-8) and more


Book Signing

Fri. Oct. 19, 8:30-9:30pm Lori Oczkus

Sat. Oct. 20, Exhibit Hall

9:45 - 10:45 am Taffy E. Raphael, Barrie Summy, Cindy Pon, Kirsten Hubbard, and Jennifer Coburn

11:00 - 12:00 pm Donald Bear, Melissa Wiley, and Linda Clinard

12:15 - 1:15 pm Betty Birney, Lori Mitchell, Erin Dealey, Adam Sidwell, and Amanda Noll

12:30 - 1:00 pm Melanie West

1:15 - 1:45 pm Kay Moore and April Mahoney

1:30 - 2:30 pm Marty Martins, Shelley Moore Thomas, Edith Fine, and Judith Josephson

2:30 - 3:30 pm Andrea Zimmerman, Milly Lee, and Suzanne Santillan

3:45 - 4:45 pm Almitra Berry, James Thach, and Virginia Loh Hagan

5:00-5:30 pm M. West, Kay Moore, April Mahoney

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American Literacy Corporation
$2000 "Outstanding Contributions to Literacy" award
$500 to CRA Council that nominates a winning K-8 educator