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<br /> COME<br /> CELEBRATE<br /> TEACHING<br /> WITH US<br /> CONVENTION PREVIEW<br /> PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE<br /> I am delighted to invite you to the 2012 IRA Annual Convention, April<br /> 29 through May 2, in Chicago, Illinois. I encourage you to read this<br /> Convention Preview to learn about a sampling of exciting opportunities<br /> and events that await you at the Convention 2012.<br /> The Convention provides exceptional professional development and a<br /> wide range of sessions with diverse perspectives on literacy instruction<br /> and research. I think you will enjoy, as I do, the main stage speakers,<br /> workshops, author sessions and luncheons, featured speakers, and<br /> research sessions. This year we offer multiple thematic strands of<br /> sessions focusing on current literacy topics that include early literacy,<br /> comprehension and critical thinking, adolescent and adult literacy,<br /> instruction for English Language Learners, culturally re<a title="2012 Convention Preview page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16afa86c?page=1"> COME CELEBRATE TEACHING WITH US CONVENTION PREV</a> <a title="2012 Convention Preview page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16afa86c?page=2"> PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE I am delighted to invite you</a> <a title="2012 Convention Preview page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16afa86c?page=3"> Random House Publishing Proudly Presents Monday’s</a> <a title="2012 Convention Preview page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16afa86c?page=4"> COME CELEBRATE TEACHING WITH US The Internati</a> <a title="2012 Convention Preview page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16afa86c?page=5"> Registration Payment Information Full payment mus</a> <a title="2012 Convention Preview page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16afa86c?page=6"> TAKE ADVANTAGE OF REGISTERING FOR HOUSING </a> <a title="2012 Convention Preview page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16afa86c?page=7"> AUTHOR PANELS AND AUTHOR SPEAKERS HEAR YOUR FAVOR</a> <a title="2012 Convention Preview page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16afa86c?page=8"> Monday Talk about Understanding: Enhancing Studen</a> <a title="2012 Convention Preview page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16afa86c?page=9"> INSTITUTES Institutes are full-day courses that a</a> <a title="2012 Convention Preview page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16afa86c?page=10"> TEACHING EDGE SPEAKER SERIES The Teaching E</a> <a title="2012 Convention Preview page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16afa86c?page=11"> Write Like This: Teaching Real-Wor</a> <a title="2012 Convention Preview page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16afa86c?page=12"> LUNCHEON SPEAKERS THANKS TO OUR PUBL</a> <a title="2012 Convention Preview page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16afa86c?page=13"> © Chicago Convention & Tourism Bureau © City of C</a> <a title="2012 Convention Preview page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16afa86c?page=14"> MEMBERSHIP An IRA membership can g</a> <a title="2012 Convention Preview page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16afa86c?page=15"> Visit us at the Membership booth! Get </a> <a title="2012 Convention Preview page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/16afa86c?page=16"> Helping Students Grow by Understanding Their Uniq</a>