Conference 2015 Highlights

Report
Planting the
Seeds of Literacy
SOMIRAC 2105 Conference
April 15-17
Hunt Valley Inn
Hunt Valley, MD
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Phyllis Hunter
Its’ Not That Complicated!
What I Know for Sure about Helping Our
Children of Color Become Successful Readers
Stephen Peters
Do You Know Enough
About Me to Teach Me?
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Barbara Wilson
Struggling Readers and
the Common Core Standards:
What’s a Teacher to Do?
Linda Hoyt
Igniting a Sense of Wonder
with Power Writes!
KEYNOTE SPEAKERS
Kelly Gallagher
Writing
Doug Fisher
Close Reading of Complex Texts
FEATURED SPEAKERS

Janiel Wagstaff
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Debra Couch
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Margo Southall
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Barb Landridge
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Debbie Pope
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Sharon Zinke

Jan Richardson

Nikki Clausen-Grace
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Rebecca Carranza
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Peter Brunn

Kathy Baumgartner
See and hear
authors of many of
your popular
classroom texts.
FEATURED AUTHORS AND
ILLUSTRATORS

Kathy Miller

Pamela Enherberg

Judy Young

Katherine Kenny
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Alan Sitomer

Debbie Levy
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Ralph Masiello

Mary Casanova

Barry Louis Poliscar

Nikki Grimes
Some Authors and Some of their Books
Judy Young
Debbie Levy
Mary Casanova
American Girl
Alan Sitomer
Nikki Grimes
SPECIAL EVENTS
Bosses’ Breakfast
Books and Breakfast
Storyteller’s Breakfast
Author Signings
Young Authors’ Celebrations
Literacy Lottery
Authors’ Night
Ice Cream Social
Mother/Daughter Tea with American Girl Author Mary Casanova
Mary Casanova, author of
American Girl series, Jess,
McKenna, and Chrissa will be
the guest speaker and share
her experiences writing for the
popular series.
Bring your favorite
American Girl doll and
join us for this exciting
event!
$30.00 pp. Dolls eat for
free.
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Hunt Valley Inn
Hunt Valley, MD
5:30 – 7:30
MENU:
1st setting: assorted
scones
2nd setting: tea
sandwiches with
turkey/cheese,, egg
salad, and cucumber
For reservation information,
contact Susan Frank at
[email protected]
3rd setting: chocolate
mousse with cookie
Sponsored by the State of Maryland International Reading Association Council

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