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
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…