Just a quick post to update on a couple of items.
I have been in Chicago all week attending the International Reading Association's 2010 Convention. In addition to holding a seminar on spelling on Tuesday, I have met with several of my publishers and contacts to explore new projects and plan for the coming year.
While in Chicago, I received the final cover for my new book, Raising Confident Readers from my publisher, Da Capo Press.
Remember, the book is available July, 2010 but can be pre-ordered through Amazon.com. Pre-Order Raising Confident Children
Also while in Chicago, my publisher Zaner-Bloser launched the new Spelling Connections textbooks. I am very excited about the series and proud of the work ZB has done on it to make it the most professional, technologically advanced, and effective spelling textbook on the market. The buzz at IRA is that many school districts are already very interested in purchasing the textbooks, which is great news in these challenging times for schools all over the country.
de-emphasized, reading abilities have suffered. So I am delighted that with Spelling Connections schools will have the tools available to enhance their students future academic and vocational success.
Lauderdale is calling me home. Although I did not get to see my beloved Cubs play, I did get to visit some great restaurants and see some of my old homes.
Chicago I will be reading about you and returning soon.