JOYcabulary: The Thread Woven Through All Parts of Literacy with Amanda Kovac & Linda Szakmary

Event date: 
Tuesday, December 6, 2022 - 6:30pm
Event address: 
Oblong Rhinebeck
6422 Montgomery Street
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

 

A special event for educators, reading specialists, instruction coordinators & building principals. Pre K - Grade 2.

Educators will enjoy 20% off storewide during this event.

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Is lack of time keeping you from implementing effective research-based vocabulary instruction? Learn how to seamlessly weave word learning into something you already do: read aloud!
 
Be ready to walk away with easily transferrable plans and protocols that embed vocabulary development into some of the best new children’s books. Continue the learning throughout the day using simple extensions that take five minutes or less. Replace the common drudgery of word learning. Joy will quickly spread as you instill a vocabulary growth mindset in all students.
 

The presentation will be based on the themes of The Little Book of Joy by the Dalai Lama & Desmond Tutu and will feature the following books which will be available for purchase at this event.

Knight Owl
Francis Discovers Possible
What Are Words Really
Over and Under the Waves
How to Apologize
The Scarecrow
Swashby and the Sea
 

Amanda KovakAmanda Kovak has twelve years of experience working as a classroom teacher.  She is currently an Elementary Literacy Coach for Saugerties Central School District.  Her coaching and teaching philosophy is three dimensional; dream and set goals, dedicate time and enthusiasm towards those goals, and deliver to all.  A leader in curriculum reform, research based instructional practices, and increasing student achievement levels, she is committed to creating equitable and joyful literacy experiences.  She passionately provides educators, families, and students memorable opportunities towards lifelong reading and writing. Amanda lives in Saugerties, NY with her husband and three young children.  All three are learning words at a rapid rate!  JOYcabulary was sparked by an experience her four-year-old daughter had with the multiple meanings of the word duck. 

 
Linda SzakmaryLinda Szakmary has close to five decades of experience working as a classroom teacher, district curriculum writer, district facilitator of K-5 writing, and county K-6 literacy coach. She currently works for Sullivan BOCES as a content specialist. A poetry advocate, and a lover of words and children’s literature, she has been a presenter at several state-wide conferences. Linda lives in Stone Ridge with a very spoiled cat where she enjoys gardening, yoga, reading, and rooting for the Yankees. You can often find her on a beach searching for sea glass.
 
 
 

The Little Book of Joy By Dalai Lama, Desmond Tutu, Rafael López (Illustrator) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780593484234
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Crown Books for Young Readers - September 27th, 2022

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Knight Owl By Christopher Denise Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9780316310628
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Published: Christy Ottaviano Books - March 15th, 2022

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Francis Discovers Possible By Ashlee Latimer, Shahrzad Maydani (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Ashlee Latimer, Shahrzad Maydani (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781419749100
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Abrams Books for Young Readers - May 3rd, 2022

What Are Words, Really? By Alexi Lubomirski, Carlos Aponte (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Alexi Lubomirski, Carlos Aponte (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536219807
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 27th, 2022

Over and Under the Waves By Kate Messner, Christopher Neal (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kate Messner, Christopher Neal (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9781797203478
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Chronicle Books - September 13th, 2022

How to Apologize By David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David LaRochelle, Mike Wohnoutka (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9781536209440
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Published: Candlewick - May 11th, 2021

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The Scarecrow: A Fall Book for Kids By Beth Ferry, Eric Fan (Illustrator), Terry Fan (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Beth Ferry, Eric Fan (Illustrator), Terry Fan (Illustrator)
$18.99
ISBN: 9780062475763
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: HarperCollins - September 3rd, 2019

Swashby and the Sea By Beth Ferry, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Beth Ferry, Juana Martinez-Neal (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780544707375
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Clarion Books - May 5th, 2020