Join us at IRA 2011!

Will you be heading down to Orlando this year for the International Reading Association Annual conference? If so, we’d love to see you!

Join us in our Exhibitor Session with elementary school principal Jerry Michel: That Which Makes Us Differ Makes Us Stronger

Wednesday, May 11, 2011 • 9:00-10:00 AM • West Building, W207-A

Explore how instruction that features culturally diverse literature and resources increases students’ capacity for learning and future success. Jerry will discuss current research on culturally responsive classroom instruction, the influence of culturally responsive teaching on student engagement, and how to build on students’ cultural strengths.

A variety of children’s literature will be presented, including leveled books, illustrated trade books, and middle grade fiction. Ideas and activities for read-alouds, shared reading, small group and guided reading, and independent reading will be interspersed throughout the presentation and discussion.

Jerry’s exhibitor session at IRA last year was standing room only, so be sure to arrive early! Granola bars, lesson plans, and sample books will be provided.

Visit us in booth #1422 for bookmarks, posters, and other giveaways! We’ll also be hosting signings with some great authors and illustrators:

Amazing FacesLee Bennett Hopkins, Poet and Anthologist, Amazing Faces: Monday, May 9, 2-3 PM

Cindy Trumbore, Co-Author, The Mangrove Tree: Tuesday, May 10, 10-11 AM

Arthur Dawson, Illustrator, Howard Thurman’s Great Hope: Tuesday, May 10, 2-3 PM