An interview of Molly Ness, Featured Speaker at the Write to Learn Conference. Interview conducted by Dr. Sam Bommarito
Here are a few facts about Molly Ness taken from the Write to Learn Conference website:
As you can tell from the biography, Dr. Molly Ness is an amazing educator. She is an International Literacy Association board member who is well-published. Her “End Book Deserts” project facilitates the work of folks trying to get books into the hands of the children who need them the most. BTW- the definition of a book desert is “a geographic area that lacks consistent access to high-quality, affordable, children’s books.” Now let’s see what Molly said about her work to end book deserts and her upcoming Write to Learn presentation. Molly will begin the day on Thursday with a keynote speech about Book Deserts. Then she will present an all-day workshop. It will focus on the nuts and bolts of how to do effective Read-Alouds. It will draw from ideas found in her third book- Think Big with Think-Alouds:
- Tell us a little bit about yourself 2:30
- Tell us about your website for parents 4:30
- Tell us about your podcast and your books/resources for teachers 4:51
- Tell us about what you will be doing/saying at Write to Learn 8:32
- Closing thoughts 11:01
Here is a link to Molly’s Website LINK
When you go to the website, be sure to check out her free resources for students and families, her webinars for teachers, and her link to her End Book Deserts project.
As indicated, Molly is a featured speaker at the upcoming Write to Learn Conference. After using a virtual format last year, this year’s conference will be live and in person. It is co-sponsored by the Missouri Literacy Association (an ILA affiliate). BTW, I’ll be there for sure, and I’m scheduled to do a breakout session. In addition to Molly, the conference will feature Matthew R. Kay, Kristin Ziemke, and Berit Gordon. The conference is centrally located. It is held in Columbia, Mo. Here is a link to the conference LINK. More information about the conference now follows. Hope to see you there!!!
Dr. Sam Bommarito, aka the centrist who uses ideas from all sides to inform his teaching
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