For one Saturday in both the Spring and the Fall, the TCRWP always opens its doors to thousands of educators from all over the country. Each Saturday Reunion offers more than 125 workshops, keynotes and closings on numerous topics, such as: argument writing, embedding historical fiction in nonfiction text sets, opinion writing for very young writers, managing workshop instruction, aligning instruction to the CCSS, using performance assessments and curriculum maps to ratchet up the level of teaching, state-of-the-art test prep, phonics, guided reading and more. Senior Project staff, including Lucy Calkins and all TCRWP staff developers, present on each of these Saturdays.
OCTOBER 19, 2013
KEYNOTE SPEAKER: KATE DICAMILLO
Kate DiCamillo is the author of beloved books for children including The Tale of Despereaux, Because of Winn-Dixie, and The Tiger Rising, receiving such accolades as the 2003 Newbury Medal, Newbury Honor Book, Josette Frank Award, and National Book Award finalist. She also received a Theodor Geisel honor for Mercy Watson Goes for a Ride, part of her early chapter book series. This past summer, she released her newest book, Two for One, the sequel to Bink& Golly.