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When Reading Comes Alive: Interactive Read Alouds

June 4 @ 8:30 am - 11:30 am

Audience: K-8 Teachers and Administrators
PD Clock Hours: 3
Presenter: Jeff Fessler, Teacher at Western Elementary School
Food: Light Snacks
Location: Adams County Health Department Room 218, 330 Vermont St. Quincy, IL

Whether it’s a chapter book you read together over time, or a picture book you start and finish in one session, interactive read alouds support all levels of literacy development, increase motivation and engagement, and lead to deeper and more meaningful understanding. The Commission on Reading said, “the single most important activity for building knowledge required for eventual success in reading is reading aloud to children,” and the new Illinois Comprehensive Literacy Plan specifically advocates for interactive read alouds. In this session you’ll experience examples of interactive read alouds, then learn how to write your own. 


Registration closes on May 31 , 2024.


Jeff Fessler, M.ED. is a National Board-Certified teacher who has taught on three continents and currently teaches Grade 4 at Western Elementary in Barry, IL. He is a former international school educator in Africa and Asia and Teacher of the Year. Jeff has also worked as a curriculum developer for the 10th largest district in the U.S., and as a national teacher trainer for the largest school reform organization in America.


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