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Join educators from all over the state in an online SPRING 2021 IRC BOOK Club that begins on March 28, 2021!  Choose one or two books!

Read, reflect on, and respond to Breathing New Life into Book Clubs:  A Practical Guide for Teachers by Sonja Cherry-Paul and Dana Johansen AND/OR The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics by Jan Richardson and Michèle Dufresne.  Beginning March 28, these seven-week online discussions will help you create successful book clubs using the ILLINOIS READS books AND/OR practical approaches to word study and phonics lessons in your classroom.  Participants who complete all assignments will be eligible to receive 15 PD clock hours for each book club.

Required for participation:

  • Gmail address (free at https://mail.google.com/).  The Book Club uses Google Sites, which does not work with Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail, etc.  
  • Texts:  Breathing New Life into Book Clubs by Sonja Cherry-Paul and Dana Johansen is available through Heinemann (http://www.heinemann.com) and The Next Step Forward in Word Study and Phonics by Jan Richardson and Michèle Dufresne is available through Scholastic (shop.scholastic.com).
Register by March 15, 2021, to participate in the book club.  Registration is FREE for IRC Members.  The cost for non-members is $45, which includes IRC membership for one year.
 

PLEASE NOTE:  The cost of book is not included
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