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

9:25am EDT

"Literacy Escape Rooms: Using Classroom and Digital Escape Rooms to Engage Students' Winston 1CRebecca Harper Can I Write My Own Decodable Texts? You Bet! Salem 3AHeather Aiken, PhD • TRI: Targeted Reading- Teresa Taylor Creating a Science of Reading Classroom Salem 1BJamil Odom Culturally Responsive Literacy Leadership Winston 1AHeidi Perez Giving Your Culture A Voice Through Literacy Conference 1Chantae Reynolds • Kori Trainor How We Got to Now: Finding the Story that’s Underneath Twin City BoardroomD.J. Rogers Invisible Sentence: Recognizing, Supporting, and Advocating for Children of Incarcerated and Returning Parents Salem 3BMelissa Radcliff New Eyes: Examining Life Outside Our Own Winston 3BJennifer Joyner • Dana C Skinner • Beth White Pictures Are Worth Thousands of Words Salem 1CBeth Buchholz • Beth Frye • Matthew Hamm Shifting from Word Walls to Sound Walls: Benefits for Dyslexic Learners Winston 1BKeegan Wilson- Hand2Mind STEM & Literacy~The Perfect Blend of Engagement! Salem 3CLeslie Pope Use Knowledge of the Big 5 to Evaluate Gamified Early Literacy Digital Programs Ardmore 1Jaumeiko Coleman Using Text Sets to Support Multilinguals Winston 3CMary Phillips • Xatli Stox What Works for Reading Comprehension Instruction in Elementary Classrooms: Content, Strategies, or Combined? (Findings From a Meta-Analysis) Conference 2Dr. Julia Yi Yes They Can: Linking the WIDA Can Do Descriptors and Technology-Based Activities to Support Multilingual Learners Winston 3ATalia R. Cotton • Kenya Lawrence

10:50am EDT

Activating the Literacy Learning Ecosystem So That Each Student Becomes A Lifelong, Competent Reader Salem 3ADr. Sarah Bausell • Marie Himes • Dr. Hiller A. Spires Amazing Race Family Reading Night Piedmont 2Barbara Falkenbury Creating a Culture for Success Winston 1AAdam Auerbach Democracy and Social Justice: Using Argument in the Secondary Classroom Winston 1CRebecca Harper Examining LGBTQIA+ Issues and Race in Picturebooks: A Critical Content Analysis Approach Conference 1Olivia 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 MOST Salem 3CJoanne Billingsley Getting our Multilingual Hands Dirty with Letter Sounds Ardmore 1Tori Mazur (she/her) History Stories that Affirm All Kids Salem 1CJudy Allen Dodson • Kelly Starling Lyons How we got to now: finding the story that’s underneath Twin City BoardroomD.J. Rogers I Write and Tell Because I See Me Winston 3AEmily Francis LIS for Prek-5: Aligned ELA Instruction in Action Winston 3CSarah Morrison • Mary Phillips • Jenni Wilkinson Looking at Literacy to Uncover Student Thinking Winston 3BCalvin Freeman • Alice Oakley • Sandra Webb Plugging in and Firing Up: Building Confidence in Struggling Readers to Participate in Literacy-Rich Activities Salem 1BMichael Shane Fletcher Resources for finding Diverse Literature: Online resources for developing a diverse collection for your classroom or school library Salem 3BTammy Gruer Teaching STEAM through Fiction and Exploring Diverse Perspectives Salem 1AJo Hackl The Nuts and Bolts of Dyslexia Conference 2Tracy Westover What’s the Deal with Decoding? Winston 1BJen Jones

2:25pm EDT

Black and White and Read All Over Winston 1BAlan Gratz Brain Science to Build a Literacy Focused School Salem 3CHeidi Perez Bring ELA to life with Augmented Reality and Greenscreens Piedmont 2Lisa Hill • Peter Panico Closing the Covid-19 Achievement Gap; How Teachers Can Get Student Achievement Back on Track Salem 1CRichard Culyer Connecting Students with Fictional Characters’ Natural Worlds Salem 1AJo Hackl Diction, Rhythm, and Rhyme Twin City BoardroomAyanna Albertson Gay Dive Deep into Critical Comprehension using Chatting, Charting, Conventions Sorting and Chucking Ardmore 2Dr. Gretchen Torbert Fostering Collaboration with the Spoken Word Winston 1ADasan Ahanu Project-Based Inquiry (PBI) Global: Centering Student Voices in Inquiry-to-Action Salem 3ADr. Sarah Bausell • Marie Himes Raising Reading Levels K-5: Post-Pandemic: Success in a University Reading Clinic Winston 3ADr. Catherine Elise Barrett • Dr. Ashley Johnson • Dr. Bradley Mills Reading Comprehension Strategies for Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder: A Look Inside Inclusive NC Classrooms Salem 1BBronwyn Harris • Cathy Ryan Scribbling Your Social Emotions! Conference 1Angela Kern Students as Storytellers Winston 1CShannon Hitchcock Supporting Early and Developing Readers: Implementing the Stages of Literacy for Rapid Growth Winston 3BJasmin Harrison • Dynasty Minor • Kendall O'Neal • Addy Warfield • Kellee Watkins • Shamira Wright Tools for Instructional Leaders: Guiding Literacy Instruction Winston 3CCynthia Barber • Kelly Pratt What Matters to Me? Ardmore 1Mary Hooks What's Next for This Beginning Writer? Conference 2Gin Hodge With Literacy and Justice for All: Delivering on the Promise for ALL Children Salem 3BLaura Stewart

3:25pm EDT

Applying the Science of Reading with Intensive Phonics Instruction Salem 1ASean Lindsey Beyond Ever After - Connecting Multicultural Picture Books and STEAM Salem 3ADr Diane Jackson Schnoor Bringing the joy of reading and writing back into the content areas with children’s literature and technology Ardmore 2Chimere Condrey • Samyia Copelin • Ioney James • Asa Moore • Kayla Morrison Building a Classroom Community through Literacy Salem 3CErin Kessel Celebrating Musical Voices: Integrating Picture Book Biographies with Musical Connections Salem 1BTonnye Williams Fletcher Defending Students’ Right to Read in Challenging Times Ardmore 1April Dawkins Fast-track Teaching of upper-elementary ESE and ESOL non-readers Salem 1CRichard Culyer Foundational Skills: Phonemic Awareness and Phonics DO Lead to Fluency - Let's Show You How! Conference 2Jackie Harvey Honoring Authenticity to Shift Statics to Stories Winston 3AEmily Francis NC Reads: Resources and Support for the LETRS Journey Winston 3CCameron Ammann • Mary Derfel Rolling into Small Group Structured Literacy As a Whole School--How to make Small Shifts with Peer Coaching/Observing Winston 3BStacy Bigham • Brittany Campbell • Molly Miller • Sarah Oatsvall Setting: It’s more than “where it happened” Winston 1BLester Laminack Teaching Reading: Have You Lost That Loving Feeling? Winston 1ALaura Staal • Amy Van Buren Ten Success Factors for Getting the Best Results From MTSS Salem 3BLaura Stewart The Essential Science for Early Literacy Conference 1Bryan McCorkle The Living Story: Infusing physical sensation into our writing through practice, observation, and structure Winston 1CAnnette Clapsaddle
Tuesday, March 28

9:45am EDT

An Analysis of Early Literacy & Reading Trends in University Literacy Centers Winston 1CAlan Brown • Katie Wooten • Rachel Thomas • Holly Thompson Building Engaging Classroom Libraries the Students LOVE Salem 3CEmily Fee • Amber Phillips • Amie Snow Culturally Relevant Pedagogy & The Science of Reading Winston 3ADr. Kathleen Castillo-Clark For the LOVE of LITERACY! Conference 1Michelle Pancorvo Giving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) a Voice through Trade Books Salem 1AKaitlyn Holshouser • Adriana L. Medina How we got to now: finding the story that’s underneath through the immediate and obvious Twin City BoardroomD.J. Rogers Indigenous Art, Activism, & Music with Charly Lowry Piedmont Ballroom 1Charly Lowry Project-Based Learning for Multilingual and Speech/Language Impaired Students in K-1st Grade Winston 1BChantae Reynolds Ready to Write, Developing our Youngest Writers in the PreK-2nd Grade Classroom Conference 2Jennifer Burchfiel, M.Ed. • Fernando Winnegan- Hand2Mind Science of reading in the classroom: How do we use books to teach academic vocabulary? Salem 3BDacian Dolean Sealing the Deal with Sound Symbol Mapping Winston 1AJen Jones The Essential Science for Early Literacy Ardmore 2Bryan McCorkle The Forgotten “R”: Accelerating Writing Growth in Elementary Classrooms Winston 3BDr. Jill Grifenhagen • Jill Jones • Bethany L The Importance of Handwriting and Spelling in Literacy Success Ardmore 1Marcia Baxter The Science of Reading: Practical Application for Your Classroom and School Winston 3CCharissa Snyder Thoughtful Integration of Science Investigations and Literacy Activities to Build Scientifically Literacy Salem 1BPam Caffery Writing Of, In, and For Place Salem 1CAnnette Clapsaddle From MSV to SOR: One School’s Journey Salem 3ACaitlin Padget

10:45am EDT

Bluford Series: Incorporating Diversity Through the Use of Novel Studies Ardmore 1Sha\'Tori Brown Hardison Building Reading Comprehension through Knowledge, Language, and Inquiry (K.L.I.) Piedmont 2Dennis Davis • Corrie Dobis • Jackie Relyea • Courtney Samuelson Difficult Conversations: How to Intentionally Curate Text Sets that Teach Complex Topics Salem 1CDr. Morgan Blanton • Dr. Damiana Pyles Digital Storytelling Resources Winston 3BHeather Moorefield-Lang For the Faint of Heart: How to Integrate Literacy in My Content Area Salem 1BDr. Teresa Santis How to Use Aesop's Fables to Prepare 10th Grade Students for the English II EOC Winston 3AGuy Hill It's in the Details Salem 1ALester Laminack Keep the Book Closed…for a Moment: Strategies to Advance Understanding Without the Text Salem 3AGerrelyn Patterson • Nichole Smith • Kristen Wawer • Brian Williams Knowing Better Doesn’t Always Translate to Doing Better: Helping Ensure Reading Research Shifts Into Practice Salem 3BLinda Rhyne NCRA Future Leaders Information Session Conference Registration DeskHeidi Perez Preparedness to Implement the Science of Reading Winston 1ADr. Christina Azmy • Kim Creamer • Dr. Jennifer Klebaur • Dr. Melissa Tapp • Meredith Williams Steering the PIrateSHIP to Literacy LeaderSHIP Winston 3CErin Kessel • Lanette Moret Stories Matter: Amplifying Student Voice and Transforming Classroom Instruction through Family Stories Conference 1Ashtyn Berry (she/her) Super Nanny! Not in My Classroom! Winston 1BLaToya Hopkins The Keys to Catch-up Growth: Formative Assessments & Small-group Instruction Conference 2Michelle Cowan • Dr. Bobbie Mills The Magic of Middle School Read-Alouds Winston 1CNicole Fensel • Melissa Graham • Stephanie Steele Understanding Indigenous Stories Twin City BoardroomRyan Dial Using Read Aloud to Inspire Creativity in a Makerspace Salem 3CCarla Clayton • Allison Phelps • Amie Snow

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