Minnesota Reading Association

Twin Cities Area Reading Council

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SATURDAY, MARCH 9, 2019  -  8:15-12:30pm 

Sponsored by TCARC and Scholastic! 

Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center, 11411 Masonic Home Drive Bloomington, MN 55437 

What to do When Kids Just Don't Get It: Prompting for Comprehension During Guided Reading

A key requirement of state literacy standards is that students comprehend increasingly complex text, yet many students struggle to make inferences and answer questions about deeper meaning.

This session focused on how to use small-group instruction to strengthen young readers' understanding of fiction and informational text. Guided reading provides an ideal opportunity for the teacher to assess student understanding and scaffold for deeper comprehension. Jan referenced her book: The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading during her presentation.

Jan also provided an overview of her new book: The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention! 

Audience: K-5

     The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading       The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention      


Download Flyer: TCARC Scholastic Jan Richardson.pdf

President: Dr. Jillian Y. Maxe
Vice President: Beth Flottmeier
Secretary: Maurna Rome
Treasurer:Neva Stoebner
Membership/Communications: Jennifer Malecha
Member at Large: Sue Braithwaite


TCARC and Scholastic Reading

Host an Achievement Event with Experts: 

Maria P. Walther & Carmen Agra Deedy

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Harness the power and joy of reading to increase achievement for all students.

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 8:30am-12:00pm

Jeanne d’Arc Auditorium at St. Catherine University, 2004 Randolph Ave., St. Paul, MN

Download Reading Achievement Event Flyer here.



   Understanding Texts & Readers

"Would you mind sharing the NEW BOOK with those who attended and let them know the stuff I talked about is in there if they’d like to read more?" ~ Jen Serravallo

Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension Instruction with Leveled Texts  - By Jennifer Serravallo 

Understanding Texts & Readers helps you take the next step from Jen's Reading Strategies Book. She connects her comprehension goals to text levels and readers' responses. As you learn more about how comprehension works over a range of texts, you'll find text complexity simpler, clarify comprehension, and make great book matches, as you choose just-right strategies to share with readers. Learn more: How Understanding Texts & Readers Can Help (PDF) Read Full Description below »

Twin Cities Area Reading Council Proudly Host

A Special Evening with 


Complete Comprehension

Tuesday, May 15, 2018, 4:00 - 7:00 pm

Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center - Gideon S. Ives Auditorium

11411 Masonic Home Drive, Bloomington, MN 55437 


  Understanding Texts & Readers

Jennifer Serravallo TCARC Flyer.pdf

TCARC Executive Board:

President: Dr. Jillian Y. Maxe

Vice President: Beth Flottmeier

Secretary/Treasurer: Neva Stoebner

Membership/Communication: Susan Braithwaite

Member at Large: Maurna Rome

Member at Large: Sarah Haskett-Rutledge

Follow TCARC on Social Media:

Facebook: Twin Cities Area Reading Council

Twitter: Follow @TCReadCouncil 

Twin Cities Area Reading Council Blog: http://tcarc.blogspot.com/

For more information visit TCARC at http://mra.onefireplace.org/page-765148


Jen Serravallo - Summer Writing Camp

FREE  - Online - 5 Weeks - 5 Genres - 5 to 10 Minutes Daily!

OR - Join FaceBook Group: The Reading and Writing Strategies Book Community


TCARC and Scholastic Education celebrated a wonderful day of learning with literacy and equity education expert and international presenter Pam Allyn. 

February 24, 2018 

Pam Allyn

Every Child a Super Reader!


Download Pam Allyn flyer here.

Check out this video clip: Pam Allyn & Ernest Morrell Video Clip - Super Readers!

Twin Cities Area Reading Council (TCARC)

Lucy Calkins!!

Saturday, April 22, 2017



Twin Cities Area Reading Council (TCARC) would like to thank you for making our Lucy Calkins event a success on Saturday, April 22, 2017! Please watch for future TCARC events soon.

Lucy Calkins, Founding Director of The Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University, shared a foundational presentation entitled, A Fast-Paced Intensive Overview of the Writing Workshop. Lucy’s expertise, wisdom, and leadership have provided amazing impact and solid grounding for the literacy profession. Lucy provided an overview of Writers Workshop and many practical ideas to incorporate into daily literacy work! 

Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center
11411 Masonic Home Drive
Bloomington, MN 55437

Lucy Calkins TCARC Flyer.pdf

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