Welcome to the Montana State Reading Council
The mission of the Montana State Reading Council is to provide a foundation
of leadership and support to educators as they promote lifelong literacy.
This year's conference will be held on October 19-20 2017 at the
Billings West High School, 2201 St. John's Avenue, Billings, MT
Conference Hotel: Homewood Suites, 3240 Ember Lane, 406-656-0525.
The rooms are blocked under the Montana State Reading Conference.
The cost is $129/$139 plus tax.
2017 Conference Presenters
Kelly Boswell has many years of experience in education as a classroom teacher, literacy coach, and district literacy specialist. She is passionate about seeing young readers and writers blossom and grow into independent learners.
She is the author of Write This Way: How Modeling Transforms the Writing Classroom and coauthor of Crafting Nonfiction and Solutions for Reading Comprehension as well as a series of nonfiction books for children.
Kelly also works with primary and intermediate…
Ruth Culham has written over 40 books and best-selling resources illuminating both writing and the reading-writing connection for countless educators around the globe. Her groundbreaking work with the writing traits and writing from reading is the culmination of 40 years of research, practice, and passion.
Along with new writing projects such as Traits Crates Plus (K-5), The Writing Thief and Dream Keepers: Mentor Texts That Celebrate Latino Culture, Ruth conducts professional…
John Schumacher (AKA Mr. Schu) is a blogger, a part-time lecturer at Rutgers University, and the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs. He served on the 2014 Newbery committee, which named the title Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures "the most distinguished contribution to children's literature."
He has also served on ALSC’s Children and Technology committee, AASL’s Best Websites for Teachers and Learning, two readers’ choice award committees, the School…
Mac Barnett is the author of three books illustrated by Jon Klassen: Extra Yarn, which won a Caldecott Honor and a Boston Globe–Horn Book Award; Sam and Dave Dig a Hole, which won a Caldecott Honor and an E. B. White Award; and Triangle. With Jory John, he is the co-author of the New York Times best-selling series The Terrible Two. Mac Barnett lives in California. MacBarnett.com
Jon Klassen is the author-illustrator of I Want My Hat Back, a Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book; This Is Not My Hat, winner of the Caldecott Medal and the Kate Greenaway Medal; and We Found a Hat. He also illustrated two Caldecott Honor Books, Sam and Dave Dig a Hole and Extra Yarn, as well as Triangle, all written by Mac Barnett. Jon Klassen lives in Los Angeles.