Co-sponsored By The International Reading Association

Program Coordinators: Drs. Diane Lapp, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, & Kelly Johnson

Please call 619-594-6131 for more information.

Join us at the 35th Annual San Diego State University Reading/Language Arts Conference

June 23 – June 28 | San Diego, California

Come visit with the experts, review current research, and discuss state-of-the-art instructional strategies, all in a timeframe that fits within your summer schedule and a price that fits within your budget!

Get access to all five days, course materials
and an IRA membership for only $385!

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Monday, June 23

  • Highly Motivating Common Core Writing Instruction
    by Ms. Carolyn Hood, Teacher & Author, Learning Headquarters

Tuesday, June 24

  • Fostering Deeper Learning for English Learners: Blending the ELD Standards and the CCSS for ELA/Literacy
    by Dr. Pamela Spycher, Senior Research Associate, California Comprehensive Center (CA CC) at WestEd
  • Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists: Using Argumentation and Reading Complex Texts
    by Dr. Maria Grant, Cal State Fullerton

Wednesday, June 25

  • Fiction, CCSS and Assessing Student Growth
    by Dr. Jeri Watts, Children's Author and Associate Professor, Lynchburg College, VA
  • Implementing CCSS: Horror Stories and Possibilities for Happy Endings
    by Dr. William Teale, Professor, University of Chicago

Thursday, June 26

  • Implementing Common Core State Standards in English Language Arts/Literacy Using the Expository Reading and Writing Curriculum
    by Dr. Nancy Brynelson, Co-Director, CSU Center for the Advancement of Reading
  • Selecting Complex Texts and Teaching Students to Closely Read Them
    by Dr. Douglas Fisher, San Diego State University

Friday, June 27

  • Super Core! Turbocharging Your Instructional Program
    by Mr. Mark Weakland, Author and Teacher, United Elementary School
  • Mapping and Designing Units of Study Aligned to the ELA CCSS K–12
    by Ms. Kathy Glass, Curriculum & Instruction Specialist and Author