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We are an all volunteer organization committed to offering excellent professional development in literacy to the teachers of Vermont. We have brought a host of literacy leaders to Vermont, including Lester Laminack, Katie Wood Ray, Ralph Fletcher, Penny Kittle, Marge Lipson, Barry Lane, Aimee Buckner, Timothy Rasinski, Sara Holbrook, Kathryn Au, Michael Opitz, Donalyn Miller,Gay Su Pinnell, Lucy Calkins, and most recently Jennifer Seravallo and Tanya Lee Stone!

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Vermont Council on Reading

2020 Spring Conference

Jennifer Serravallo 

Friday, April 3, 2020

Understanding Texts & Readers: Strategies to Make Sense of Comprehension

Comprehension instruction can feel challenging: the reader variables, text variables, and figuring out how to make visible what’s invisible in students’ minds. In this workshop, Jen will help comprehension make sense. Leaning on the four fiction and four nonfiction comprehension goals she presented in The Reading Strategies Book, she will walk you through how to use text levels as a teacher’s tool to know what to expect of readers’ written and oral responses level-by-level and goal-by-goal. 

Stoweflake Resort and Conference Center

Vermont Council on Reading (VCR) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit. Its mission is to promote effective reading and literacy programs at all levels. The Vermont Council on Reading accomplishes this mission by providing professional development opportunities in the form of conferences, courses and journal articles.

The Vermont Council on Reading is a membership organization with currently over 200 members. Membership affords each person discounts to the annual conferences, publications mailed throughout the year as well as the opportunity to be part of and/or vote for the slate of offices held by the VCR Executive Board of Directors.

The Vermont Council on Reading has representation from all regions of the state. Check here to see the REGIONS. This will help you know which Director works in your area.