COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 37
May 28, 2002

ELEMENTARY / MIDDLE / SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Listening Leads to Literacy Conference

 

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Education, Read Aloud Virginia, and Youth Matters, a Greater Richmond Chamber of Commerce regional initiative, are sponsoring a reading conference, Listening Leads to Literacy, October 17-19, 2002, in Richmond.

 

The activities on October 17 will be held at the Landmark Theatre. The keynote speaker will be Jim Trelease, author of The Read-Aloud Handbook. Suzanne Fisher Staples, author of Shabanu, Haveli, and Dangerous Skies, will speak in the afternoon. Tickets for this event are $30.00 at the door. Early group sales at $15.00 are available through June 1. For additional information, contact Gary Anderson at Garya50@aol.com or go to the Read Aloud Virginia website readaloudva.org.

 

The activities for October 18-19 include a presentation by Dr. James Comer, a Yale University psychiatrist and Theater Virginias Literacy play, Tamer of Horses. For additional information, contact Youth Matters at 804-783-9352.

 

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