The Missouri Reader Vol. 40, Issue 3 - Page 5

Executive Committee

Missouri State Council-IRA 2015-2016

President........................Tamara Rhomberg

Vice President.........................Steve Baybo

Secretary................................Mollie Bolton

Director of Membership

Development ........................Diana Houlle

Treasurer........................Betty Porter Walls

Legislative Chair......Mary Eileen Rufkahr

Historian...................................Steve Baybo

Past President........................Diana Houlle

The Missouri Reader Co-Editors..................

Sam Bommarito

Glenda Nugent .

Website Coordinator.........Glenda Nugent

State Coordinator...............Glenda Nugent

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Special Selection

Reviews of Books and Apps

Various Teacher Contributors

Look at these reviews of literacy resources to amp up your teaching!

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Invaluable Invitation

For the Fun of It (And the Learning Just Happens!)

David L. Harrison

Award-wining Children’s Author and Poet David Harrison encourages children to write and have FUN!

Content Connections

Incorporating Literacy into Science Instruction

Amy Johnson

Find tips to help content area teachers include reading instruction into their curriculum to develop and retain reading skills.

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Lit Look.

Building Empathy through Reading to Change the World

Sheryl Lain

This article is a reminder that using quality literature in the classroom develops character and builds empathy, while it grows students’ reading, writing, listening, and speaking competence.

.Multicultural Perspectives: Culturally Relevant Literacy Instruction

Luciane Hawkins

See how multicultural literature, Writing Workshop, and partnership with parents foster an internationally-minded classroom.

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Tech Talk

The Power of Online Portfolios for Young Children

Hatcher, Erica

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Discover technology tools that will enhance the ownership of learning for young children.

Go DEEPer with Literacy Instruction: A Framework for Early Childhood Educators

Laurie Sharp and Jennifer Stegall

Explore the implications of using technology to support literacy in early childhood classrooms.

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UPCOMING MISSOURI Events

The Write To Learn Conference

Book Giveaway By Missouri State Council

NCTE St. Louis Nov. 16-19

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More Classroom Closeups

Why Read Alouds and How Will They Benefit My Students?

Amy Finkle

Find out how Read Alouds just may be the key to success for both you and the students in your classroom.

Using Skill-Centered and Strategy-Based Reading Instruction to Build

Comprehension

Christin Dumas

Explore two popular approaches in reading today -- skill-centered instruction and strategy-based instruction.

Story Maps and Comprehension Development in Preschool

Amanda Barr

Lay the foundation for students’ future reading success by exploring Read Alouds.

The Problem with Teaching Phonics to English Language Learners

Marlow Barton

Help English language learners see the whole picture first before breaking the language down into isolated units with this advice.

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