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Saturday, January 30 • 2:30pm - 4:30pm
15 - Pre-Con: But They Still Hate Reading – Establishing and Cultivating a Personal Reading Identity

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The message is clear among literacy communities; we want to help our students become readers for life, we want them to establish a positive relationship with reading, but we need more ideas that focus on the individual development of reading identity. So, what do we do when we believe in choice, when we believe in inclusive access, when we believe we have the components needed for each child to be successful, and yet, it does not seem to be enough? What do we do not just on the first day of school but every single day after when those kids who hate reading just grow in their hatred rather than change their minds? Focusing on creating authentic opportunities for students to recognize, re-establish, and cultivate positive reading identities. This session is meant for the educator looking for practical ideas in their quest to help students become passionate readers. Based on literacy research, personal anecdotes, and advice from her students, we focus on practical tools, reflective conversations, as well as easily implementable ideas that help you continue the work you have started toward a thriving reading community.

  • Examine why we need to center reading instruction in personal reading identity
  • Explore methods for adding reading identity reflection into their existing curriculum
  • Discover key strategies and practical moves in order to grow and support a positive reading identity.

*Separate Registration Required for Pre-Conference Workshop

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Pernille Ripp

Teacher, Author, Creator, Speaker, Oregon School District
Pernille Ripp helps students discover their superpowers as a middle-level English teacher in Oregon, Wisconsin. She opens up her educational practices to the world on her blog www.pernillesripp.com and is also the creator of the Global Read Aloud Project, a global literacy initiative... Read More →

Saturday January 30, 2021 2:30pm - 4:30pm EST