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ACARC News, January 2013

 

March 11 meeting

Preregistration is required so please reserve your spot today with the  registration form found in the “Why Read” section of our website.

Why Read?  Making the Case for Passionate Reading

 

  • Dr. Shelley Stagg Peterson, IRA board member and Professor of Literacy, University of Toronto
  • Steven Sheinkin, author of The Notorious Benedict Arnold and National Book Award Finalist Bomb (See the latest TAB book order for his newest book and a chance to win a Skype visit)
  • Matthew McElligott, author and illustrator of Even Aliens Need Snacks and more

Guest speakers will address the need for passionate reading in our standardized times and help teachers, librarians, and authors inspire a new generation of readers.

Monday, March 11, 2013

The Century House

997 New Loudon Road, Latham, NY 12110

4:00-8:00 p.m.

 

January 8 meeting

Thank you to Dr. Irene Rosenthal for helping us learn about “Teaching Tier 2 Vocabulary Words”.

 

2nd Year of New Books for New Homes

Our second year of New Books for New Homes is coming to a close.  Liz Yanoff, ACARC president, will be delivering 350 books to Habitat for Humanity Capital District this week along with library materials from Albany and Troy Libraries.  Josephine Sorensen, ACARC treasurer, has been coordinating with Schenectady HS Technology classes to build bookshelves for each of the Habitat families.  Thank you to everyone who donated to the project and to all of the people who helped sort books at our January 8 meeting.

 

ACARC members in the news

If you are an IRA member (this is a separate membership from ACARC and NYSRA) you should receive “Reading Today” in the mail.  This month’s Reading Today has an article by two ACARC members, Thea Yurkewecz and Beth Wilson, entitled “How RTI Transforms the Role of Principal:  A New York School District’s Experience”.

 

Happy New Year!

ACARC officers

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