Summer Literacy Institute


Save the date! Fox C-6 Summer Literacy Institute July 9, 10, & 11 2019

July 9, 10, & 11, 2019 • Fox C-6 School District

745 Jeffco Blvd. Arnold, MO 63010


The Fox Summer Literacy Institute is designed for secondary ELA teachers, as well as special educators, administrators, and any other educators who work with students in the area of 6-12 literacy.


The Fox Summer Literacy Institute is adding a strand of Featured Speakers. These speakers are professional staff developers who have provided extensive training in the area of secondary literary topics. Along with these opportunities, participants will be offered breakout sessions presented by local, practicing ELA teachers who would like to share impactful classroom practices.


The Fox Summer Literacy Institute will feature keynote speakers who provide perspective on RTI and secondary writing instruction, as well as the integration of the whole class novel coupled with choice.

Registration fee $350.00
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July 9th Keynote: LINDA RIEF

Linda Rief teaches middle school in Durham, New Hampshire and is an instructor in the University of New Hampshire’s Summer Literacy Institute. A national and international presenter on issues of adolescent literacy, she is also a recipient of NCTE’s Edwin A. Hoey Award for Outstanding Middle School Educator in the English Language Arts. Her newest book is The Quickwrite Handbook: 100 Mentor Texts to Jumpstart Your Students' Thinking and Writing. She is also the author or co-editor of many Heinemann titles, including Read Write Teach, Inside the Writer's-Reader's Notebook, The Writer's- Reader's Notebook, Adolescent Literacy, Vision and Voice, and Seeking Diversity. In addition to her Edwin A. Hoey Award, Linda's classroom was featured in the series Making Meaning in Literature, produced by Maryland Public Television for Annenberg/CPB.

July 10th Keynote: DR. RICHARD ALLINGTON

Dr. Richard Allington, author and leading expert on RTI, cuts through the research jargon and provides plain-language advice to guide classroom teachers in planning and implementing RTI programs. His main goal is that all children become active and engaged readers and that all develop the proficiencies needed to be strong independent readers. Retired Professor of Literacy Studies at the University of Tennessee and Past-President of the International Reading Association and the Literacy Research Association, Dr. Allington has written more than 100 published papers and reports on reading difficulties. He is the co-author of What Really Matters for Struggling Readers, What Really Matters in Fluency, Classrooms that Work, and Schools that Work and his latest book, SUMMER READING: Closing the rich/poor reading achievement gap.

July 11th Keynote: KATE ROBERTS

Kate Roberts is a national literacy consultant, top-selling author, and popular keynote speaker. She taught reading and writing in Brooklyn, NY and worked as a literacy coach before joining the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project in 2005, where she worked as a Lead Staff Developer for 11 years. Kate's latest book, A Novel Approach, asks how we can teach whole class novels while still holding onto student centered practices like readers workshop. She is also the co-author of Falling in Love with Close Reading (with Christopher Lehman), DIY Literacy (with Maggie Beattie Roberts), and she co-wrote two Units of Study books on Literary Essay. Her work with students across the country has led to her belief that all kids can be insightful, academic thinkers when the work is demystified, broken down and made engaging. To this end, Kate has worked nationally and internationally to help teachers, schools, and districts develop and implement strong teaching practices and curriculum.