Looking forward to #IRA14 this weekend!

I’m so excited for International Reading Association’s 59th Annual Conference this weekend in New Orleans!

My Events

On Saturday at 4:45pm I’ll be talking Close Reading with Kate Roberts and Mary Ehrenworth (woo-hoo!). Session 1974, Convention Center Room 353.

Earlier that day, Kate Roberts and I will be signing books at the Heinemann Booth. Exhibit Hall, Saturday, 1:30. (Added bonus: Meenoo Rami will be there as well, signing her new book Thrive!)


Looking Forward To

  • Pre-conference twitter chat tonight! I’m guest-hosting #IRAchat at 8pm EST, 7pm CST: More info here.
  • Being back in New Orleans (and the food!)
  • The energy of hundreds of educators all learning, laughing, and sharing together.
  • What will surely be another fun conference twitter stream: #IRA14
  • And the start of my mile long list of sessions I can make it to if I duplicate myself:
    • Jeff Kinney General Session
    • Richard Allington FS01, Closing the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap, Sat 11-12
    • Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris, 01557: Student Learning Networks: Building Digital Learning Communities that Ignite Powerful Learning, Sat 11-12
    • Kylene Beers and Bob Probst, 02214: When the Text is Tough
    • Frank Serafini, Sylvia Pantaleo, Suzette Youngs 1445: Reading Picture Books Closely: Developing Strategies for Comprehending Multimodal Texts, Sat 11-1
    • Donalyn Miller, Kelly Gallagher, Penny Kittle 1863: Building Reading Lives that Last, Sat 11-1
    • Tim Rasinski et al, FS13: The Art of Enging Your School Year Literacy Strong


    • oh my… this is only up until 1PM and I already have too many options…


IRA Program Online


IRA 59th Annual Conference App



On iTunes:



Hope to see you there!  If you do, come say hi!

One thought on “Looking forward to #IRA14 this weekend!

  1. I’ll be in NOLA this weekend, but will not be at the conference. Wish I could at least crash the Exhibit Hall. But if you have some time and want to sightsee, let me know.


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