The Missouri Reader Vol. 40, Issue 1 - Page 51

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"If I could hold onto only one thing in my classroom, one tool or concept that has the greatest impact on students, I would absolutely hold onto independent reading time that includes reading choice."

PRESENTERS

Brod Bragert - Keynote

“The IInstructional Power of Poetry for Learning, Life and Laughter,” PK-16, All Educators

Julius B. Anthony

“Affirming Early Literacy for St. Louis’ Black Children,” PK-3

Sam Bommarito

“Using Twitter and Other Social Media Technology to Enhance Literacy

Instruction,” 1-9

Darcell Butler

“Language – The Montessori Way,” PK-3

Marla Conn

“Analyzing the Characteristics of Text When Planning Instruction,” PK-12

Sharnez Givens

“Comic Classroom: Using Sequential Art as a Literacy Tool in the Classroom,” 6-12

Don Goble

“Beyond the Text: Literacy for a Digital Culture,” K-12

Eva Johnston

“Let’s Read! Building Kindergarten Readiness Skills and Learning Economics Through Children’s Literature,” PK-2

Karessa Morrow

“The Power of Reading,” PK-8

Glenda Nugent

“Engaging ALL Learners with Interactive Read Alouds,” PK-2

Donna Rhinesmith

“Children’s Literature and Controversial Issues,” PK-16, All Educators

Tamara Rhomberg and Bernard C. Turner

“Making the Most of Writer’s Workshop: Non-fiction Mini-Lessons that

Enhance Author Crafts,” 4-8

Kelly Rogers

”From Ancient Greece to Monster Fish,” K-12

Jody Rozbicki

“WIDA’s ‘Can-Dos’ for Teaching Literacy

to ELL Students," K-9

Kelli Westmoreland

“Creating a Culture of Independent Readers,” PK-12, All Educators

Carol Whittier

“Cultural Consciousness Through Urban Collaborations for Academic Achievement,” PK-16, All Educators

Willy Wood

“Managing the Flow of Attention to Maximize Learning,” PK-16, All Educators

John Wright and Local Authors

“The Joys and Challenges of Writing for Publication,” All Educators

Brod Bragert is the award-winning author of 17 books of poetry for children, young-adults, and adults. His work has received numerous awards including the International Reading Association’s prestigious Young Adults Choices award, the Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award, the Independent Publisher Gold Book Award, and Mom’s Choices Gold Medal. He tours some thirty weeks a year, and has visited Asia, Europe, South America, and Africa.

Born and raised in the City of New Orleans, Brod studied the classics in Latin and Greek, practiced law, served in public office, and reared four children that are the joy of his life.

Today Brod mesmerizes audiences with poetry, leaving participants with a new or reinvigorated love for poetry. The lesson is, he says, “To understand, love, write, present, and speak poetry. . . . RECITE POEMS OUT LOUD.” Authored books include School Fever, Giant Children, Let Me Be the Boss. His Muse Project, a collaboration with thousands of teachers, is an online collection of poems correlated with national core curriculum standards and benchmarks for grades 1-8.

Literacy for All has been postponed.

It will be rescheduled for next spring or summer.