20132014 Albany City Area Reading Council Programs

2013-2014 ACARC
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*Energize Your Research*
*Reading and Writing Instruction*
Tuesday, October 15
Sand Creek Middle School Library
329 Sand Creek Road, Albany
Chris Lehman
We will join Christopher Lehman (twitter: @iChrisLehman), international
speaker, educator, and author of professional books including *Pathways to
the Common Core* (2012) with Lucy Calkins and Mary Ehrenworth, and *Energize
Research Reading and Writing* (2012) for an interactive web session. Chris
will describe key shifts in the teaching of research reading and writing
that support student independence, achievement, and learning while avoiding
boredom and plagiarism. Chris will help us think through the CCLS
expectations related to research and informational text and provide
practical strategies for supporting our students.

*NYSRA Conference*
October 27-29, 2013
Albany, NY
*Best Books of 2013*
Drs. Sherry Guice, Helen Stuetzel, and
Liz Yanoff with Book House Expert Marggie Skinner
Wednesday, December 4, 2013
Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany
Our ever popular event returns.Find out what local book experts
recommend for readers of all ages.Thank you to Book House for hosting us
and always offering a 20% educator discount.This meeting is free and open
to the public.We’ll also begin the third year of our “New Books for New
Homes” campaign in support of Capital District Habitat for Humanity.

*Bringing Words to Life*
*A book club with Dr. Irene Rosenthal*
Thursday, January 9, 2014, 4:30-6
The College of Saint Rose,
Standish Room A/B Events and Athletics Center
Wondering how to teach vocabulary in ways aligned to the CCLS?Want to
know how to build a “word consciousness” for your PreK-12 students?Join
us as we answer your questions anddiscuss the newly revised *Bringing
Words to Life* by Beck, McKeown, and Kucan.We will begin the conversation
on ACARC’s Facebook page and our meeting will allow us to share what we’ve
learned in applying the great ideas for teaching vocabulary in this book.
Co-sponsored by The College of Saint Rose Thelma P. Lally School of

*Digital Literacy*
March 11 event hosted by Iroquois Reading Council.
Details forthcoming.

*Disciplinary Literacy in Elementary Classrooms*
Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Sand Creek Middle School Library
329 Sand Creek Road, Albany
Dr. Virginia J. Goatley
What is disciplinary literacy? What does it look like in elementary
classrooms? How do we use reading, writing, and talk as tools for learning
in unique and discipline specific ways?With recent shifts and emphasis on
English Language Arts in the disciplines, this talk will address elementary
teachers’ needs, introducing key concepts from current trends in literacy
education, in how to use literacies as tools to explore disciplinary
content.Drawing on examples from K-6, we’ll consider how to promote
high-level thinking and engagement with disciplinary content and address
implications of using the Common Core for curriculum development and
instruction, situated in research-based best practices.

Elizabeth Yanoff, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor, Teacher Education
Thelma P. Lally School of Education, Office 341
432 Western Avenue
Albany, NY 12203
yanoffe at strose.edu