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Join us for an exploration of creating strong reading communities with an emphasis on family engagement.

Enjoy breakout sessions geared toward principals, teachers, reading specialists, intervention specialists, and literacy coaches. The day will be topped off with exciting keynotes and a Scholastic Book Fair. Get ready for a full day of inspirational, literacy-based learning!


From Striving to Thriving: Act Now to Promote Volume

Annie Ward has served as the Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum and Instruction for the Mamaroneck Public Schools in Westchester County, NY since 2004. Prior to that, she was a Local Instructional Superintendent for the New York City Department of Education and the Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction for the Ridgewood, NJ Public Schools.  A long-time middle school English teacher, Annie is passionate about literacy and works to ensure that all children have abundant daily access to irresistible and compelling books. Annie is the co-author, with Stephanie Harvey, of From Striving to Thriving: How To Grow Confident, Capable Readers (Scholastic 2017). 

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Literacy, Laughter, and Learning 

Sharon M. Draper, award-winning author and educator, will present a delightful mixture of reading, laughter, and inspiration. This presentation will provide an entertaining discussion of the magic of books, the power of immediacy, and the connections needed to make it happen. 


COMING IN THE EVENING BEFORE? Book your room at discounted conference rates.
Join us for the Pre-Reading Summit Dinner, October 7, 5:00-7:30 PM, featuring a keynote by Project LIT's Jarred Amato. 
The first 80 registrants may attend the dinner at no cost thanks to a generous sponsorship by Scholastic Book Fairs!
Separate registration required.


Nationwide Hotel and Conference Center
100 Green Meadows Dr. S.
Lewis Center , Ohio , 43035
Member Price: $ 175.00
Non-Member Price: $ 275.00

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Tuesday 8th October 2019

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