Renee Cameron and Rosemary Enos, co-chair the Teachers as Readers (TAR) Committee. TAR sponsors a session at the North Carolina Reading Association conference to discuss selected books and encourages members and others attending the conference to read the books, prepare for, and take part in the discussion. Authors of the books talk about their books and respond to questions.
At the 2014 NC reading conference, one or both authors will attend the Monday evening Teachers as Readers (TAR) session, scheduled for Monday, March 17. Check the conference program for time and place.
Books selected for Teachers as Readers for 2014 follow:
- A Year Down Yonder by Richard Peck
- Jacqueline Woodson’s chapter book, Locomotion and her picture books, Each Kindness and The Other Side
Local councils may also choose to read and discuss the TAR books. Reading inspires writing, according to Richard Peck, “Nobody but a reader became a writer.”
Find out more about Teachers as Readers here: http://www.ncreading.org/leaders/about-leaders/ncra-committees/teachers-as-readers/
Both Richard Peck and Jacqueline Woodson will give keynote addresses at the reading conference. For conference information, visit http://www.ncreading.org/2014-conference/.