2019-2020 FCRA Meeting Notes and Links: Thursday, September 19, 2019 Sabrina Secrest shared ideas for implementing the 2019-2020 Young Authors writing contest theme, "The Magical Power of Words". September Meeting Minutes Thursday, October 17, 2019 Dr. Lois Huffman shared ideas for Turbocharging Vocabulary Instruction. (Many links she shared are in the meeting minutes.) October Meeting Minutes Thursday, November 21, 2019 Amy Lindsay shared about Developing Growth Mindset. November Meeting Minutes Tuesday, February 18, 2020 Dr. Bill Michielutte shared about Recognizing and Identifying Characteristics of Struggling Learners. February Meeting Minutes Thursday, March 19, 2020 This meeting was cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions, but our scheduled speaker, Cindy Pavon has shared a link to her blog, which includes a lot of what she planned to share with us. You can access it here: https://bklandblog.wordpress.com/2020/03/18/why-a-diverse-curriculum/ Thursday, April 23, 2020 This meeting was also cancelled due to Covid-19 precautions, but a Zoom meeting was held 4/30/20.
2018-2019 FCRA Meeting Notes and Links: September 20, 2018 (rescheduled from 9/13 due to hurricane) We talked about the speakers and projects for the year, and Sabrina Secrest shared about the Young Authors writing contest theme for this year, "What Lifts Up Your Heart". September Meeting Minutes October 18, 2018(rescheduled from 10/11 due to hurricane) Dr. Rebecca Jordan, ASU Professor of Education, shared about how to use Writer's Workshop in our classsrooms. October Meeting Minutes November 15, 2018 Deborah Woodward, an audiologist at Moses Cone Hospital, shared about how to recognize the differences between Central Auditory Processing Disorder (CAPD) and ADHD. November Meeting Minutes February 21, 2019 Joe Lineberry and Rachel Rogers, authors of The Gift of Numbers series, shared about how to use their books to enhance reading, writing, math, speaking, and social-emotional skills. February Meeting Minutes March 14, 2019 Deb Fidali, media coordinator at Flat Rock Middle School and NC Book Awards committee member, shared about the nominees for this year's book awards and how they could be used to enhance classroom learning. March Meeting Minutes April 25, 2019 We hosted our local Young Authors Project winners for a cookie reception and then enjoyed having time to visit and collaborate about our favorite books (adult and children's) and strategies that have worked for promoting literacy in our classrooms. April Meeting Minutes
2017-2018 FCRA Meeting Notes and Links: October 2017 Amie Snow from WSFCS shared Guided Reading information and ideas. Click here below for links to her presentation and planning documents to get your guided reading groups going. Guided Reading ppt Reading Workshop Beginning Reader Plan Reading Workshop Primary Plan Reading Workshop Upper Level Plan Reading Tutoring February 15, 2018 Dr. Stephanie Davis and Working with Words. Her presentation link is below. Working With Words 2016-2017 FCRA Meeting Notes and Links: September 15, 2016 Welcome meeting. Information for Young Authors can be found on the projects and programs page of this website. October 20, 2016 Dr. Lois Huffman, professor at NC State and regular contributor to NCRA website, presented Doing Prereading Right! Click here to review the valuable information she shared. Thank you to Sweet Frog Hanes Mall Boulevard for providing our yummy yogurt treat! If you'd like more information about awesome fundraising opportunities for your school, contact Sweet Frog at 336-765-7400. November 17, 2016 Stephanie Davis, UNCG, presented Working With Words. Ms. Davis gave wonderful insight into vocabulary building process for our students as well as many hands on activities to utilize in our classroom.. Here are three links to assist in implementing word study with your students! Word Study Strategies Word Study Contract Dos and Don'ts February 16, 2017 Kris Cox and the wonderful educators from Read WS (That's Read, Write and Spell) provided an opportunity for our membership to participate in a dyslexia simulation program. Here is the linkto their website for more information and some fabulous phonics freebies. March 16, 2017 Guy Acuri, Educational Consultant, spoke to FCRA regarding reading comprehension and the challenges we face as teachers. Click here for a copy of his presentation Teaching Reading Comprehension: A Beautiful and Neglected Mess. You can also read Mr. Acuri's blog by clicking this link.