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Using Read Alouds to Create Joyful and Thoughtful Readers
In this session we will explore interactive read alouds and how to use them to inspire readers to reflect, learn, and engage with books. Participants will discuss practices for implementing interactive read alouds, and plan their own read aloud to use right away. And, of course, we’ll read to you!
Bring a favorite picture book to share.
Presenters: Halle Bargar is a founding member of Link Education Project. She is a former classroom teacher and has been consulting in schools for over 15 years. As a literacy consultant, she has provided professional development on the topics of collaborative leadership, school culture, and literacy instruction. Halle brings experience and expertise in nurturing a love of reading for students of all ages. She loves all books by Peter Reynolds and is currently working on her own children’s picture book.
Connie Friedman is Executive Director of Link Education Project. She was a teacher and a school instructional coach for many years, providing professional development for teachers and administrators in the areas of school change and literacy instruction. She also provides support for LInk’s many parent engagement projects. As a founding member of Link Education Project, she is passionate about collaborating with teachers, administrators and families to create great schools for all children. Her current favorite picture book is The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf.