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Angela Hutton 
Saskatchewan Reading Council


Carole Hutchinson - Saskatchewan Reading Council  306-586-6296

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Thursday March 29, 2012: 

Registration/Displays Open at 5:30 p.m. 

Cash Bar/Dessert/Free Spa Treatments from            5:30 - 7:30 - The first 200 people will receive a "Spa Swag Bag"!

Opening Address/Keynote Speaker - STEPHANIE HARVEY from 7:30 - 9:00

Friday March 30, 2012

Breakfast at 7:30 a.m.

Author Breakfast with Lois Lowry at 8 a.m.

Keynote Speaker, Stephanie Harvey Topic 2, from 9:00 - 10:00 a.m.

Nutrition Break/Displays from 10:00 - 10:30 a.m.

Breakout Sessions from 10:30 - 11:30 a.m.

Author Luncheon with Barbara Reid from 11:45 - 1:00

Breakout Sessions from 1:15 - 2:15 p.m.

Nutrition Break/Displays from 2:15 - 2:45 p.m.

Keynote Speaker, Cris Tovani, from 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.

Closing Remarks/Door Prizes from 3:45 - 4:15 p.m.



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Regina, SK S4P 4H2
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Saskatchewan Reading Conference 2012

Relax.  Rejuvenate.  Read.

March 29th and 30th, 2012

Join the South Saskatchewan Reading Council at the 43rd Annual Saskatchewan Reading Conference!

Register Now! As of March 20th - Members - $230, Non-Members - $260, Students - $100

Registration is now closed!

Thanks for your interest in the Saskatchewan Reading Conference.


Keynote Speakers

HarveyStephanie Harvey:

Authored or Co-authored: Strategies That Work, Comprehension and Collaboration: Inquiry Circles in Action, Nonfiction Matters and Comprehension Going Forward.

Cris Tovani: 

Authored: I Read It, But I Don't Get It, Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?, Thoughtful Reading, and a brand new book to be released soon. Cris

Author Breakfast:  Lois Lowry

Born in Honolulu, Hawaii, author Lois Lowry has lived all over the world.  She attended elementary school in Pennsylvania, junior high school in Japan, high school in New York, and college in Rhode Island and Maine.  Currently she divides her time between her residence in Cambridge, Massachusetts and an 18th-century farmhouse in rural Maine.

Twice the recipient of the Newberry Meda, given each year for the most distinguished contribution to children's literature by a American author, Lowry has also received countless other honors for her work.

Her forty books have been translated into over twenty languages; in addition, several books have been adapted for film and stage.

She is a mother and grandmother and has worked as a photojournalit as well as a writer of ficton.

Author Luncheon:  Barbara Reid:

Barbara Reid has written and illustrated more than a dozen picture books and illustrated
over twenty-five.  Her awards include the Ezra Jack Keats Award, the Ruth and Sylvia
Schwartz Award and a Governor General"s Award for Illustration.  She has been named
both the Libris Children's Author and Illustrator of the year by the Canadian Booksellers
Association.  Most recently, her book “Perfect Snow” won the Amelia Frances Howard
Gibbon Award and was a Blue Spruce nominee.  Barbara's work has been published in
fifteen countries, and her original artwork is represented in the Osborne Collection, the
Toronto Public Library Foundation and the National Library of Canada.  She served as a
2010/2011 Writer-in-residence for the Toronto District School Board, and enjoyed the
opportunity to meet hundreds of young readers, writers and fellow plasticine artists.
Barbara lives in Toronto with her family and a fox terrier named Ruby.  Her husband, Ian
Crysler is a professional photographer; he shoots all Barbara's work for reproduction.
Her newest book “Picture a Tree” will be published in October 2011.Barbara Reid


Breakout Sessions

Morning Sessions (10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.):

Miriam Trehearne:  Learning to Write and Loving it:  Develop Skilled and Motivated Writers - for grades K-2 teachers.  (Sponsored by Nelson)

David Bouchard:  Using Aboriginal Graphic Novels in the Classroom - for grades 4-6 teachers. (Sponsored by Scholastic)

Carol Hryniuk-Adamov:  Comprehension Across the Curriculum - Top Ten Strategies for Success! - for grades 5-12 teachers.

Barbara McNeil:  Getting to Know You:  Using Aboriginal and other Children's Literature to Learn about the Cultural and Family Contexts of Emotional Socialization of Diverse Learners.

Shannon Fedoras Schmaltz:  Reading Intervention for Adolescents - Grade 9-12 ELA Teachers and Resource Teachers.

David Robertson:  Graphic Novels (Sponsored by Portage and Main):  7th Generation Series

Brenda Whittam-Neary and Louise Burridge from Ministry of Education, Saskatchewan:  Self-Regulation and Reading Development (Part 1)


Afternoon Sessions (1:15 p.m. - 2:15 p.m.):

Miriam Trehearne: What We Truly Know About Developing Oral Language:  Practical, Engaging and Fun! - for grades K-3, ESL and ELL teachers.  (Sponsored by Nelson)

David Bouchard:  Aboriginal Stories in the Classroom (Sponsored by Scholastic)

Brenda Whittam-Neary and Louise Burridge from Ministry of Education, Saskatchewan:  Self-Regulation and Reading Development (Part 2)

Mary Chipanshi and Barbara McNeil:  Creative Storytelling:  Using Traditional Tales to Enhance the Active Engagement of Diverse Learners in Saskatchewan's Schools

Kira Fladager and Amanda Bell:  Confessions of a Teenage Book Shopaholic:  Coaching Adolescent Readers to Select "Good Fit Books" - for grades 5-12 teachers.

Cheryl Bashutski:  PM Writing:  Linking Reading to Writing (Sponsored by Nelson)

David Robertson:  Graphic Novels (Sponsored by Portage and Main):  7th Generation Series