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We are so glad you "stopped by"! Welcome to our new members! We are excited to share our TCARC 2018-2019 upcoming collaborative literacy opportunities! Please see details below and check the website links for registration information or for additional details.

We hope to see you soon!

Happy reading!

Jill Maxe, TCARC President and the TCARC Board





Sponsored by TCARC and Scholastic!

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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 will focus 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. If you own Jan’s book“Next Step Forward in Guided Reading”please bring it with you as Jan will be referencing it during her presentation.

Saturday March 9, 2019

8:15am - 12:30pm

Minnesota Masonic Heritage Center

11411 Masonic Home Drive Bloomington, MN 55437 



Registration includes continental breakfast and workshop attendance.

$40 - MRA Member

$60 - NON-Member

* No refunds will be given

* Registrants should bring Jan’s Book:The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading (also available for purchase at the event)

Register Online: http://mra.onefireplace.org


8:15-8:30       Breakfast, Sign In, Book Sales

8:30-8:45       Opening/Welcome

8:45-12:15     Jan Richardson

12:15-12:30   Door Prizes, CEUs, Book Sales

Download Flyer: TCARC Scholastic Jan Richardson.pdf

Nearby Accommodations

Additional information: TCARC Webpage

Parking is limited! Please carpool if possible!


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

Twitter:Follow @TCReadCouncil 

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The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention

Jan Richardson will join us next spring on March 9, 2019, for a wonderful event on What to do When Kids Just Don't Get It: Prompting for Comprehension During Guided Reading. She will also provide an overview of her new book:The Next Step Forward in Reading Intervention! 

Audience: K-5




   Understanding Texts & Readers

Dear Jen Serravallo Event Registrants,

Recently, I was in communication with Jen Serravallo regarding the potential of her returning to present for TCARC in the future. We are on her waitlist - and if you haven't seen or heard, her new book is now available! She shared the following message for YOU! 

"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

Here is the information! Enjoy! 

Understanding Texts & Readers

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 »

TCARC Executive Board:

President: Dr. Jillian Y. Maxe

Vice President: Beth Flottmeier

Secretary: Maurna Rome

Treasurer: Neva Stoebner

Membership & Communications: 

Member at Large: Susan Braithwaite

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

Spread the Word about TCARC!

Do you have a friend or colleague who is looking to expand or enrich their professional development opportunities and experiences? Would you like to get more involved with leadership opportunities with TCARC? Please contact us! Share your love of the Minnesota Reading Association and TCARC with colleagues! For more information please visit the Twin Cities Area Reading Council homepage as well as the Twin Cities Area Reading Council Blogspot. You can also follow us on Twitter

  Sincerely, Twin Cities Area Reading Council
Dr. Jillian Maxe, President
Beth Flottmeier, Vice President
Maurna Rome, Secretary
Neva Stoebner, Treasurer
Susan Braithwaite, Member at Large

If you have questions, please contact Jill Maxe at jill.maxe@spps.org
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