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National Reading Recovery
& K-6 Literacy Conference

2020 Keynotes: Adria Klein, Douglas Reeves, & Nikki Grimes
2020 National Conference: Feb. 8-11 in Columbus, OH

The Nation’s Premier K-6 Literacy Conference

Celebrating our 35th year in 2020! Known for building efficacy in literacy instruction, the National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference provides powerful, research-based professional development to support educators. It is respected and appreciated by educators from around the world as the place to receive tools to enable the highest quality literacy instruction for all students. We encourage you to read the testimonials at the bottom of this page and view the attendee video.

Led by literacy experts and authors, sessions focus on best instructional practices for educators. Ideal for classroom teachers, literacy coaches and specialists, building and district administrators, Title I teachers and coordinators, interventionists and ELL teachers, curriculum and language arts specialists, and Reading Recovery professionals. Topics include reading, writing, literacy coaching, oral language, comprehension, vocabulary, fluency, word study, phonemic awareness, differentiated instruction, strategies for struggling readers, assessment, diverse learners, literacy leadership, literacy teams, Reading Recovery, and much more. Earn up to 17.5 professional development hours.

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Who Should Attend

  • Classroom Teachers
  • Literacy Coaches/Specialists
  • Administrators
  • Title I Teachers/Coordinators
  • Interventionists
  • ELL Teachers
  • Curriculum Specialists
  • Language Arts Specialists
  • Librarians
  • Reading Recovery Professionals

Hear from Conference Attendees

Keynote Speakers

Literacy Conference Adria Klein

Adria Klein

Literacy Conference Douglas Reeves

Douglas Reeves

Literacy Conference Nikki Grimes

Nikki Grimes

 Confirmed Preconference and Featured Speakers
• Kylene Beers & Robert Probst • Ralph Fletcher • Penny Kittle • Stephanie Harvey • Kathy Collins & Matt Glover • Mary Fried • Allyson Matczuk • K. Journey Swafford • James Schnug • Leslie McBane • Jamie Lipp • Cheri Slinger • Jeffery Williams •

Testimonials from Past Literacy Conference Attendees

Just returned from an incredible three days of learning with my literacy superheroes at the Reading Recovery Council National Conference. I can’t wait to put my new knowledge into play tomorrow at school!! Thank you @LakotaDistrict!

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2019 Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T15:02:18-05:00

2019 Conference Attendee

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Just returned from an incredible three days of learning with my literacy superheroes at the Reading Recovery Council National Conference. I can’t wait to put my new knowledge into play tomorrow at school!! Thank you @LakotaDistrict!

Great Literacy Tool!

Some of the strategies discussed in the concurrent and keynote sessions were things I had never even considered trying! I loved walking away with a set of tools that will better help me provide the best literacy instruction to my students.

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2019 Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T14:28:39-05:00

2019 Conference Attendee

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Some of the strategies discussed in the concurrent and keynote sessions were things I had never even considered trying! I loved walking away with a set of tools that will better help me provide the best literacy instruction to my students.

Wow, 3 amazing days of learning at the 2019 National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference! Excited to get back to our little readers & writers & and be intentional with our teaching.

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2019 Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T15:03:15-05:00

2019 Conference Attendee

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Wow, 3 amazing days of learning at the 2019 National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference! Excited to get back to our little readers & writers & and be intentional with our teaching.

Fantastic!

The only 1 I'll send my TS to. Fantastic, TS rave about it. I should just close school & send everyone!

Principal Mike Acomb
Lewis Elementary School in Solon City Schools, Ohio

2017-10-06T13:26:38-05:00

Principal Mike Acomb
Lewis Elementary School in Solon City Schools, Ohio

The only 1 I'll send my TS to. Fantastic, TS rave about it. I should just close school & send everyone!

Finding so much inspiration at the 2019 Reading Recovery Conference. Grateful to be learning from some of the giants in the field.  #nccbus 

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2019 National Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T15:01:29-05:00

2019 National Conference Attendee

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Finding so much inspiration at the 2019 Reading Recovery Conference. Grateful to be learning from some of the giants in the field.  #nccbus 

Because literacy can and will change the world. P.S. #TCRWP and @LucyCalkins When a Keynote to about 2,500 feels so intimate, we experience the power of connection. Hand-written Post-its bring authenticity and voice. If only I could tweet with my own handwriting!

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2019 Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T14:57:29-05:00

2019 Conference Attendee

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Because literacy can and will change the world. P.S. #TCRWP and @LucyCalkins When a Keynote to about 2,500 feels so intimate, we experience the power of connection. Hand-written Post-its bring authenticity and voice. If only I could tweet with my own handwriting!

Spending the next few days learning with 2,700 of our dearest colleagues from 47 states and numerous countries. What a thought provoking Keynote this morning, THANK YOU @ccbates #nccbus I can’t wait to change my teaching once I’m back home this week.

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2019 Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T14:56:28-05:00

2019 Conference Attendee

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Spending the next few days learning with 2,700 of our dearest colleagues from 47 states and numerous countries. What a thought provoking Keynote this morning, THANK YOU @ccbates #nccbus I can’t wait to change my teaching once I’m back home this week.

So thankful to have soaked in the knowledge of @DrJanrichardson, @MicheleDufresne , and @LucyCalkins ! Bringing back 10+ pages of notes, new teaching tools, and so many incredible ideas to teammates and my kiddos. Thank you Reading Recovery! #nccbus @rrcna_org #itsworthit

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2019 Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T14:58:35-05:00

2019 Conference Attendee

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So thankful to have soaked in the knowledge of @DrJanrichardson, @MicheleDufresne , and @LucyCalkins ! Bringing back 10+ pages of notes, new teaching tools, and so many incredible ideas to teammates and my kiddos. Thank you Reading Recovery! #nccbus @rrcna_org #itsworthit

Literacy team from Broward, FL learning so much at #NCCBUS about engagement and creating independent readers from these amazing literacy experts! @JSerravallo @DrJanrichardson @drgravityg @EllinKeene

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2019 Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T14:59:39-05:00

2019 Conference Attendee

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Literacy team from Broward, FL learning so much at #NCCBUS about engagement and creating independent readers from these amazing literacy experts! @JSerravallo @DrJanrichardson @drgravityg @EllinKeene

So grateful we get to work, learn, and grow together!

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2019 Conference Attendee

2017-10-06T15:00:40-05:00

2019 Conference Attendee

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So grateful we get to work, learn, and grow together!

National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference – Celebrating 35 Years
Educators who attend this literacy conference have a common goal, literacy success for all students. This national literacy conference has provided outstanding K-6 literacy professional development for over 34 years. Sponsored by a national reading association, the Reading Recovery Council of North America, it has grown to an internationally-recognized professional development conference with presenters and attendees from around the world. Known for building educator expertise to effectively teach struggling readers, it addresses all aspects K-6 literacy. Through increased educator knowledge, literacy instruction will be improved, and student needs will be met. Sessions are vetted by literacy leaders and tailored to the needs of educators focusing on effective teaching for positive student outcomes. For more information: conferenceinfo@readingrecovery.org or 614-310-7340.