Central Connecticut State University

Department of Reading & Language Arts

10th Annual Literacy Essentials Conference

Unlocking Every Studentís
Potential Through Literacy

Saturday, April 2, 2016

CCSU Campus, Alumni Hall/Student Center

New Britain, CT






Registration Form

Online Registration


Program at-a-glance






Past Conferences

     2013 Conference

     2012 Conference

     2011 Conference

     2010 Conference

     2009 Conference

     2008 Conference

     2007 Conference


Conference Sponsors

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     2011 Sponsors    

     2010 Sponsors    

     2009 Sponsors    


Keynote Speakers from the 2015 Conference  
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SHARON TABERSKI is a nationally recognized educator, author, and leader in the field of early reading instruction.  She taught in the classroom for 28 years and now she works in school districts throughout the country to help other teachers set up reading and writing workshops and think systematically about how to best accomplish their goals while addressing the Common Core State Standards. Her professional books include The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Comprehension from the Ground Up, and On Solid Ground.


Luncheon Authornn

LESTER LAMINACK, a full-time writer and consultant working with schools throughout the United States, is Professor Emeritus from Western Carolina University where he taught writing workshop, children's literature, and reading. He is also the author of childrenís books, including Three Hens and a Peacock and Saturdays and Tea Cakes. His professional books include Cracking Open the Authorís Craft, Unwrapping the Read Aloud, and The Writing Teacherís Troubleshooting Guide.

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vvInvited Speakers
vv 1. NANCY BOYLES is a former classroom teacher and professor of Reading. She currently consults with districts, providing workshops and modeling best practices in classrooms. Nancy is the author of several books, including the newly released book Closer Reading, Grades 3-6: Better Prep, Smarter Lessons, Deeper Comprehension. 2. WILEY BLEVINS has taught elementary school both in the United States and South America. He received his undergraduate degree from Bowling Green State University and his graduate degree from Harvard University. Wiley wrote phonics readers and leveled books, as well as books to help teachers in their classrooms.  Some of his books include Phonemic Awareness Activities for Early Reading Success and Phonics from A to Z: A Practical Guide.



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