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North Carolina Reading Association
52nd Annual North Carolina Reading Conference
March 26-28, 2023
Benton Convention Center 
Winston-Salem, NC
Your VOICE matters! Celebrating LITERACY!

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Monday, March 27


7:30am EDT

8:10am EDT

9:25am EDT

"Literacy Escape Rooms: Using Classroom and Digital Escape Rooms to Engage Students'LIMITED TBARebecca Harper Can I Write My Own Decodable Texts? You Bet!LIMITED TBAHeather Aiken, PhD • TRI: Targeted Reading- Teresa Taylor Connecting Families Through Reading, Arts & CraftsLIMITED TBASheryl Smiley-Oliphant Creating a Science of Reading ClassroomFILLING TBAJamil Odom Culturally Responsive Literacy LeadershipLIMITED TBAHeidi Perez Giving Your Culture A Voice Through LiteracyLIMITED TBAChantae Reynolds • Kori Trainor How we got to now: finding the story that’s underneath through the immediate and obviousLIMITED Twin City Boardroom (20)D.J. Rogers Invisible Sentence: Recognizing, Supporting, and Advocating for Children of Incarcerated and Returning ParentsLIMITED TBAMelissa Radcliff New Eyes: Examining Life Outside Our OwnLIMITED TBAJennifer Joyner • Dana C Skinner • Beth White Pictures Are Worth Thousands of WordsLIMITED TBABeth Buchholz • Beth Frye • Matthew Hamm Shifting from Word Walls to Sound Walls: Benefits for Dyslexic LearnersLIMITED TBAKeegan Wilson- Hand2Mind STEM & Literacy~The Perfect Blend of Engagement!LIMITED TBALeslie Pope Use Knowledge of the Big 5 to Evaluate Gamified Early Literacy Digital ProgramsLIMITED TBAJaumeiko Coleman Using Text Sets to Support MultilingualsLIMITED TBAMary Phillips • Xatli Stox What Works for Reading Comprehension Instruction in Elementary Classrooms: Content, Strategies, or Combined? (Findings From a Meta-Analysis)LIMITED TBADr. Julia Yi Yes They Can: Linking the WIDA Can Do Descriptors and Technology-Based Activities to Support Multilingual LearnersLIMITED TBATalia R. Cotton • Kenya Lawrence LGBTQ+ Educator Roundtable discussion; moderator Alan BaileyLIMITED TBAAlan R. Bailey

10:15am EDT

10:50am EDT

Activating the Literacy Learning Ecosystem So That Each Student Becomes A Lifelong, Competent ReaderLIMITED TBADr. Sarah Bausell • Marie Himes • Dr. Hiller A. Spires Amazing Race Family Reading NightLIMITED TBA Creating a Culture for SuccessLIMITED TBAAdam Auerbach Democracy and Social Justice: Using Argument in the Secondary ClassroomLIMITED TBARebecca Harper Examining LGBTQIA+ Issues and Race in Picturebooks: A Critical Content Analysis ApproachLIMITED TBAOlivia Fletcher • Julia Kearney • Jordan Kelberg • Virginia Meagher • Nermin Vehabovic • Morgan Wecht Fun With High-Frequency Words - Tips for helping students master the words that matter MOSTLIMITED TBAJoanne Billingsley Getting our Multilingual Hands Dirty with Letter SoundsLIMITED TBATori Mazur (she/her) History Stories that Affirm All KidsLIMITED TBAJudy Allen Dodson • Kelly Starling Lyons How we got to now: finding the story that’s underneath through the immediate and obviousLIMITED Twin City Boardroom (20)D.J. Rogers I Write and Tell Because I See MeLIMITED TBAEmily Francis LIS for Prek-5: Aligned ELA Instruction in ActionLIMITED TBASarah Morrison • Mary Phillips • Jenni Wilkinson Looking at Literacy to Uncover Student ThinkingLIMITED TBACalvin Freeman • Alice Oakley • Sandra Webb Plugging in and Firing Up: Building Confidence in Struggling Readers to Participate in Literacy-Rich ActivitiesLIMITED TBAMichael Shane Fletcher Resources for finding Diverse Literature: Online resources for developing a diverse collection for your classroom or school libraryLIMITED TBATammy Gruer Teaching STEAM through Fiction and Exploring Diverse PerspectivesLIMITED TBAJo Hackl The Nuts and Bolts of DyslexiaLIMITED TBATracy Westover What’s the Deal with Decoding?FILLING TBAJen Jones

11:40am EDT

11:45am EDT

1:25pm EDT

2:25pm EDT

Black and White and Read All OverLIMITED TBAAlan Gratz Brain Science to Build a Literacy Focused SchoolLIMITED TBAHeidi Perez Bring ELA to life with Augmented Reality and GreenscreensLIMITED TBALisa Hill • Peter Panico Closing the Covid-19 Achievement Gap; How Teachers Can Get Student Achievement Back on TrackLIMITED TBARichard Culyer Connecting Students with Fictional Characters’ Natural WorldsLIMITED TBAJo Hackl Diction, Rhythm, and RhymeLIMITED TBAAyanna Albertson Gay Dive Deep into Critical Comprehension using Chatting, Charting, Conventions Sorting and ChuckingLIMITED TBADr. Gretchen Torbert Fostering Collaboration with the Spoken WordLIMITED TBADasan Ahanu Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global: Centering Student Voices in Inquiry-to-ActionLIMITED TBADr. Sarah Bausell • Marie Himes Raising Reading Levels K-5: Post-Pandemic: Success in a University Reading ClinicLIMITED TBADr. Catherine Elise Barrett • Dr. Ashley Johnson • Dr. Bradley Mills Reading Comprehension Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Look Inside Inclusive NC ClassroomsLIMITED TBABronwyn Harris • Cathy Ryan Scribbling Your Social Emotions!LIMITED TBAAngela Kern Students as StorytellersLIMITED TBAShannon Hitchcock Supporting Early and Developing Readers: Implementing the Stages of Literacy for Rapid GrowthLIMITED TBAJasmin Harrison • Dynasty Minor • Kendall O'Neal • Addy Warfield • Kellee Watkins • Shamira Wright Tools for Instructional Leaders: Guiding Literacy InstructionLIMITED TBACynthia Barber • Kelly Pratt What Matters to Me?LIMITED TBAMary Hooks What's Next for This Beginning Writer?LIMITED TBAGin Hodge With Literacy and Justice for All: Delivering on the Promise for ALL ChildrenLIMITED TBALaura Stewart

3:25pm EDT

Applying the Science of Reading with Intensive Phonics InstructionLIMITED TBASean Lindsey Beyond Ever After - Connecting Multicultural Picture Books and STEAMLIMITED TBADr Diane Jackson Schnoor Bringing the joy of reading and writing back into the content areas with children’s literature and technologyLIMITED TBAChimere Condrey • Samyia Copelin • Ioney James • Asa Moore • Kayla Morrison Building a Classroom Community through LiteracyLIMITED TBAErin Kessel Celebrating Musical Voices: Integrating Picture Book Biographies with Musical ConnectionsLIMITED TBATonnye Williams Fletcher Defending Students’ Right to Read in Challenging TimesLIMITED TBAApril Dawkins Fast-track Teaching of upper-elementary ESE and ESOL non-readersLIMITED TBARichard Culyer Foundational Skills: Phonemic Awareness and Phonics DO Lead to Fluency - Let's Show You How!LIMITED TBAJackie Harvey Honoring Authenticity to Shift Statics to StoriesLIMITED TBAEmily Francis NC Reads: Resources and Support for the LETRS JourneyLIMITED TBACameron Ammann • Mary Derfel Rolling into Small Group Structured Literacy As a Whole School--How to make Small Shifts with Peer Coaching/ObservingLIMITED TBAStacy Bigham • Brittany Campbell • Molly Miller • Sarah Oatsvall Setting: It’s more than “where it happened”LIMITED TBALester Laminack Teaching Reading: Have You Lost That Loving Feeling?LIMITED TBAAmy Van Buren • Dr. Laura Staal Ten Success Factors for Getting the Best Results From MTSSLIMITED TBALaura Stewart The Essential Science for Early LiteracyLIMITED TBABryan McCorkle The Living Story: Infusing physical sensation into our writing through practice, observation, and structureLIMITED TBAAnnette Clapsaddle Educators of Color Roundtable discussionLIMITED TBAAlan R. Bailey • Talia R. Cotton

4:15pm EDT

4:20pm EDT


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