Children’s Literature Conference

The 8th Bi-Annual M. Jean Greenlaw Children’s Literature Conference

Soar with Common Core to the Peak

The conference will take place October 20, 2014.

The Department of Education will once again sponsor the M. Jean Greenlaw Children's Literature Conference. This year promises to be bigger and better than ever! With the full support of the Volusia County School Board, we will be offering workshops on how to use common core to: promote classroom discussion for increased reading comprehension, develop and expand vocabulary, and increase reading success and enjoyment at all levels.

Join us for a day of inspiration, networking and strategy!

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Roland Smith to appear

Back by popular demand is nationally renowned children and young adult author, Roland Smith. Smith has published over 20 children's and young adult books, including The Last Lobo, Jaguar, Peak, Sasquatch, Zack's Run, Zach's Lie, and Elephant Run. For the very young he has published picture books such as S is for Smithsonian, Z is for Zookeeper and B is for Beaver. All participants will receive a free copy of Smith's book, Peak, and will have opportunities to win other fun prizes.

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Conference topics will include:

  • Using technology to support reading instruction
  • Helping students solve problems as they read
  • Achieving the C.C.S.S. in your classroom
  • Using literature circles to increase boys' reading motivation
  • Using literature to support STEM
  • Matching children to text to expedite reading growth