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ACARC news update October 19, 2011

Posted by lizyanoff in Uncategorized.

ACARC members,

We had a thoughtful October meeting with Dr. Peter Johnston, and we hope to see many of you at the NYSRA conference next week.

Membership dues are needed by the end of October to continue your membership.  The membership form is available on our website:  https://acarc.wordpress.com

Save the date for these upcoming professional development opportunities:

Best Books of 2011

Drs. Sherry Guice, Helen Stuetzel, and

Liz Yanoff with Book House Experts

Wednesday, November 30, 2011


Book House of Stuyvesant Plaza, Albany

Join local children’s literature experts as they recommend what they consider to be the best books published this year. All reading levels and genres will be addressed.  Thank you to Book House for hosting us and always offering a 20% educator discount.  This meeting is free and open to the public.

This meeting will be the kick off for our “New Books for New Homes” service project, collecting new books for families building Habitat for Humanity homes in Albany.  Contact us if you are interested in volunteering.


The ELA Common Core State Standards—and You
A live, interactive webinar featuring Tim Shanahan, November 7

This event is only $1 for IRA members (IRA membership is a separate membership from your ACARC/NYSRA membership). Visit this site to learn more


Teaching Reading in Small Groups:  Book club and video conference with author Jennifer Seravallo

Thursday, January 12, 2012

The College of Saint Rose, Lally School of Education, Room 228


Join us as we discuss the book Teaching Reading in Small Groups:  Differentiated instruction for building strategic, independent readers.  Following our discussion, we have arranged for the author Jennifer Serravallo to join us via video conference.  Members can attend the face-to-face discussion or  participate through video conference by contacting ACARC prior to the meeting. Cosponsored by Thelma P. Lally School of Education, The College of Saint Rose.

Read the book before you join us on January 12.  You can purchase it online or at our event on November 30.

Strategic Word Solving:  A Critical

Component of the Interactive

Strategies Approach (ISA)

Dr. Donna Scanlon

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

The College of Saint Rose, Standish Room A

Events and Athletics Center


A major purpose of Response to Intervention is to prevent children from experiencing long-term reading difficulties.  The ISA has been found, across a series of large scale studies, to be   effective in preventing reading difficulties when implemented in classroom, small group, and one-to-one settings.  The ISA is a comprehensive and coherent approach to early literacy instruction which relies on teacher knowledge and expertise.  In this session, we will focus on one aspect of the ISA – the method used to help children develop a strategic approach to word solving.  Instructional practices and illustrative videos will be discussed.  Cosponsored by Thelma P. Lally School of Education, The College of Saint Rose.

Have a wonderful end of October!

Your ACARC officers



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