"Reading is the Core: Building Skill & Nurturing Will"
OCT 14 -16, 2015
This is the largest gathering of English educators, K-16, in New York State and features nationally known keynote speakers, 60 workshops from local, state and national educators and authors, a wide range of publishers' exhibits and our annual awards luncheon.
The conference is being held at The Albany Marriott located at 189 Wolf Road, Albany, NY.
Linda Rief teaches 8th graders at Oyster River Middle School in Durham, NH and is an instructor in the University of New Hampshire's Summer Literacy Institute. She is a national and international presenter on issues of adolescent literacy.
She is the author of ReadWriteTeach: Choice and Challenge in the Reading-Writing Workshop (2014), Inside the Writer's-Reader's Notebook (2007), Vision and Voice (1999), and Seeking Diversity (1992), and co-editor (Beers, Probst, and Rief) of Adolescent Literacy (2007). For five years she co-edited with Maureen Barbieri Voices from the Middle, a journal for middle school teachers published by the National Council of Teachers of English. She is the author of 100 Quickwrites (2003) and co-author with Roger Essley of Visual Tools (2008), both published by Scholastic.
A recipient of NCTE’s Edwin A. Hoey Award for Outstanding Middle School Educator in the English Language Arts, Linda Rief was featured with her classroom in the series Making Meaning in Literature produced by Maryland Public Television for Annenberg/CPB. For three years she chaired the first Early Adolescence English/Language Arts Standards Committee of the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards.