The Missouri Reader Vol. 42, Issue 2 | Page 3

Executive Committee

Missouri Literacy Association


President.......................Steve Baybo

Vice President.........Sam Bommarito

Secretary......................Mollie Bolton

Director of Membership

Development ..............Diana Houlle

Treasurer..............Tammy Rhomberg

The Missouri Reader Co-Editors........

Sam Bommarito

Glenda Nugent .

Social Media Coordinator.........Mary Jo Barkert

State Coordinator.....Glenda Nugent


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Call for new Editor/Board members for next year

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The Power and Promise of Read-Alouds and

Independent Reading-Molly Ness

This ILA LIteracy Leadership brief supports reading aloud

poetry and prose for student success.

Believe-Julius Anthony

“Believe” is a poem from Julius’ Anthony’s book, Me! Ten Poetic Affirmations.

Pawprints-Peggy Archer

Missouri poet, Peggy Archer, shares one of her poems and her inspiration behind it.


Movement in Learning-Emily Keffer

See how kindergarten teachers incorporated movement and sensory development to increase student academic achievement.

What Does Your Reading Philosophy Say About You?- Peg GrafwallnerWhat is your philosophy about reading and why is it important? What literacy goals do you have for your students and how can you make those happen? What is your vision of who YOU want to be?

Keys to Reading Success-Jamie Bendorf

Read about strategies at home and a positive attitude toward reading that are two key contributing factors to reading success.


Jennifer Serravallo

Jennifer Serravallo and Dr. Sam discuss her newest book, A Teacher’s Guide to Reading Conferences.


Differentiating Literacy Instruction with Reading Styles: A Path to Success

Stephan E. Sargent, Melinda (Mindy) Smith, & Meagan Moreland This article explores a study where reading styles were utilized along with traditional literacy pedagogy. This article suggests multiple ways to immediately incorporate reading styles to differentiate classroom literacy instruction.

Five Quick Write Strategies for Engaging Students-

Natalie Tye, Angela Danley, Christie Richardson & Karen Loman

Teacher candidates explored quick writes and examined the use of five different quick writes (writing break, brainstorming, drawing and illustrating, write around, and a K-W-L organizer).

Book Reviews, E-book Reviews,Software Reviews, and Useful Links by Various Contributers



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