Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Primer Calendar: Call for Submissions

We would love to have your ideas for the Primer Calendar!!! Read below to see how you can contribute!!

We invite you to consider submitting an article for publication in our 2018 Primer Calendar- Literacy Strong: Reaching All Readers. Topics may include, but are not limited to cultural literacy, visual literacy, critical literacy, disciplinary literacy and other facets of reading and language arts.
Deadline for Submissions is September 1, 2017.
Please submit articles to: Jo Ann Thompson.
Sample Primer Calendar Page with article.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines:
  • Manuscripts are limited to 650-750 words including reference and other materials (tables, charts, etc.)
  • Manuscripts must be double-spaced in 12-point font and should be saved as Microsoft Word Documents
  • Manuscripts must be prepared according to the style specified by the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA).
  • Each manuscript must include a cover sheet containing (a) the manuscript title, (b) the author’s name, affiliation, position, preferred mailing address, email address, telephone number(s), and fax number. No identifying information should appear elsewhere in the manuscript
Please let us know if you have questions.
Sincerely,
Jo Ann Thompson
Primer Calendar Editor

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

LITERACY IN EVERY CLASSROOM

The focus of the February 2017 issue of Educational Leadership is “Literacy in Every Classroom”. The journal has several excellent articles aligned to our work at Keys to Literacy. Only members of ASCD can access the full edition, but there are a few articles that are available free to the public. I have listed them below and added notes connecting the instructional practices suggested by the authors with our Keys to Literacy teacher training routines.

Link to latest blog post from Literacy Lines, the Keys to Literacy Blog

Thursday, February 16, 2017

MRA Conference Adolescent Literacy Track

If you work with adolescents, you may want to follow the Adolescent Literacy Track at the MRA Conference. Here are our recommendations for sessions that should be of interest to literacy educators who work with adolescents.
Presenter (s)
Title of Session
Time
Day of Session
Thursday
Patricia Kelley, Lisa Rizoli, & Andrew Tomaski
Using the Workshop Model for Literacy Acquisition in All Content Area Classrooms (5-8)
10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Mary Ann Cappiello, Erika Dawes, Shannon DeLello, Gary Harrison, Samantha Loh, & Kellie Tingle
Transitioning to Text Sets (K-8)
10:00 AM -11:00 AM
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Donalyn Miller

Conferring with Readers: Finding the Focus (all)
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Katherine K. Frankel, Jennifer Rabold, & Susan Fields
Authentic Writing Across Disciplines in Secondary School (6-12)
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Amanda Grundel
Literacy in Motion: Strategies for Getting Secondary Students Up and Moving While Reading (6-12)
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Jeff Anderson
Revision Decisions: Talking Through Sentences, Grammar, & Beyond
(5-10)
1:00 PM-
2:30 PM
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Joan Sedita

Reading and Writing from Sources (K-12)
1:30 PM -2:30 PM
Thursday, April 6, 2017
Friday
Mass Association for College & University Reading Educators (MACURE)
Research Roundtable
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Friday,
April 7, 2017
Raymond Pape

Close Reading and the New Literacies
(9-12)
10:00 AM-11:00 AM
Friday,
April 7, 2017
Jenn Manak, Amanda Charchafliah, Tania DeSousa, Alison Kennedy, Janine Meagher, & Meg Spada
Action Research in Literacy Education: For the Love of Literacy Teaching and Learning (all)
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Friday,
April 7, 2017
Vicki Jacobs


Teaching for Inquiry: What’s Literacy Got to Do With it? (5-12)
11:30 AM-12:30 PM
Friday,
April 7, 2017
Bindy Fleischman

Exploring the USBBY 2017 Outstanding International Books List (preK-12)
1:00 PM-
2:30 PM
Friday,
April 7, 2017


Thursday, February 2, 2017

Submit an Article to the MRA Primer!!

Please consider submitting a manuscript to the next issue of the MRA Primer. The topic is Disciplinary Literacy, and we encourage you to submit articles relevant to adolescents!

Manuscript Submission Guidelines 
Deadline: March 1, 2017

The Primer welcomes original contributions on all facets of reading, language arts, and literacy education. Guidelines are as follows:

  • Manuscripts are limited to no more than 6,000 words including references and other material (tables, charts, etc.) 
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced in 12 point font and should be saved as Microsoft Word documents 
  • Manuscripts should be prepared according to the style specified by the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) style manual 

Each manuscript should include a cover sheet containing (a) the manuscript title, (b) the author’s name, affiliation, position, preferred mailing address, email address, telephone number(s), and fax number. No identifying information should appear elsewhere in the manuscript.

Submit a manuscript to Jo Ann Thompson: jothompson25@comcast.net by March 1, 2017.