Links to Resources from Recent Presentations and WorkshopsBooks-banner
North Carolina Reading Association Conference (March 2016) with F. Powers: Ready, Set, Match Books to Readers
North Carolina Reading Association Conference (March 2015): Mind the Gap: Connecting Word Sorts and Authentic Sorts for ELLS (E. Sotolongo); Things that Make you Go Hmmmm: Making Inferences (A. Brooks)
Chocowinity Vocabulary and Literature Discussions (August 2014) powerpoint
International Reading Association: Don’t Raise Your Hand powerpoint and handouts (May 2014)
North Carolina Reading Association Conference: Paired Reading ; Paired Reading Steps Poster ; Morphology: Start your Engines ; High-interest/Lower-level book list ; Discussion Handout ; Literacy Tech Tools Livebinder (March 2014)
Mary Lois Staton Reading Language Arts Conference Presentation: Hot Tech Tools & Resources for Literacy Teachers 2.0 (October 2013)
North Carolina Reading Association Presentation: Reciprocal Teaching: An Oldie but Goodie website and powerpoint (March 2013)
Tar River Reading Council Workshop: Speed PD: Boost Comprehension with Close Reading, Deep Thinking, and Thoughtful Discussion about Text (Feb 2013)
ECU Clinical Teachers Conference Presentation: Hot Tech Tools for Reading Teachers Powerpoint and LiveBinder (October 2012)
North Carolina Reading Association Conference Presentation: Yes! You CAN Talk: Engaging Middle Readers in Discussions about Text Powerpoint  and book list handout (March 2012)

Reading and Writing Resources for Educators

Unite for Literacy Lots of free digital books for early readers in various languages
GoodReads Social networking for book lovers Lesson plans
Scholastic Book Wizard Book leveling and book-alike tool
Storyline Online Read alouds by famous people
Flipsnack create online flip books
VoiceThread create narrated presentations, allows for commenting and Create online posters
Readicide, Created by Megan Ormond, MAEd-READ Student
Picking Cotton, Created by High School Student
Devil in the White City, Created by High School Student
Chrysanthemum, Created by Katherine Rushin, Elementary Teacher

Reading Blogs

100ScopeNotes The latest in children’s literature
Well Read Child
Reading Recovery and Literacy Collaborative
Hello Literacy
Burkins and Yaris 

Professional Organizations
International Literacy Association
Literacy Research Association
National Council of Teachers of English
Tar River Reading Council The Greenville, NC area affiliate of the International Reading Association

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris
The Technology of Storytelling
Jon Scieszka Interview
The Joy of Books
Organizing the Bookcase