2017 Capital Reading Council Fall Institute

Get information  and register online here.

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New Oracle available

Check out the newest edition of the Oregon Reading Association newsletter here.

Click to access ORAcle-Summer-2016_L.pdf

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Gallagher results are in!

We had a total of 9,690 votes this year. We now have a winner! Interestingly, the votes are in exact reverse order to the listing of the books on the website (which are in alphabetical order).

And the winner is:
SEE WHAT A SEAL CAN DO with 2639 votes

IMOGENE’S LAST STAND with 2293 votes
FLIGHT OF THE HONEY BEE with 1133 votes
THE BUFFALO STORM with 1051 votes

Having a winner and voting for a favorite book is exciting, but the real value of this program is encouraging teachers, librarians, and volunteers to read aloud to children and to share five very different, excellent examples of children’s literature.  I hope you participated and enjoyed the books. Look for a new set of nominees in the fall!

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Time to vote!!!!

It’s time to turn in your votes for your students’ picks for the Patricia Gallagher Picture Book Award. Report your votes to Karen Antikajian by May 1st. Email the total votes for each title and the school and grade levels that voted. Send votes to santikajian@cvcable.net

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Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award Nominees



In our 14th year, the Beverly Cleary Children’s Choice Award (BCCCA) Committee is proud to announce the following six

2016-17 BCCCA nominations for the 2016-17 school year:

     Archie Takes Flight by Wendy Mass. AR 4.0

    Creature Features: 25 Animals Explain Why They Look the Way They Do by Steve Jenkins. AR 3.6

         Jelly Bean by Cynthia Lord. AR 3.6

  Lulu and the Rabbit Next Door by Hilary McKay. AR 3.7

     Quinny & Hopper by Adriana Brad Schanen. AR   4.0

  Skateboard Party by Karen English. AR 4.7                                                       

For more information on the BCCCA program, please go to https://ola.memberclicks.net/bccca-home

 For more information on voting for the 2015-16 BCCCA nominations between March 15 – April 10, 2016, please go to  https://ola.memberclicks.net/bccca-how-to-vote


Thank you to everyone for promoting literacy!


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Winner Announced

Congratulations to Libby Facha from Butte Creek Elementary in Silver Falls. She is the winner of the Winter Institute Registration! Learn a lot, Libby!

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Saturday Only Winter Institute Offer

Saturday Only, February 13th!
Can you only get to professional development on Saturdays? You are in luck. The Oregon Reading Association is offering one day registration for their Winter Institute for only $50 for current ORA members, $75 if you aren’t a member. There are a huge number of fabulous small sessions offered. Check out this link for the great offerings. Saturday Session
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Winter Institute Registration Give Away

The Oregon Reading Association Winter Institute is Feb. 12 and 13 in Portland. There is great professional development available on both days, including Kylen Beers, Robert Probst, Kristin Ziemke and 25 small group workshops. See the ORA website for more info at oregonread.org.

Capital Reading Council is again giving away one fully paid registration for one lucky member. You must be a member in good standing (current membership). This is a $250 value!!!!

If you would like to be entered in this giveaway contest, please send an email to capitalcounciloregon@gmail.com  and let me know which  presenter you are especially hoping to see. All entries must be received by January 29.

The winner will be selected and notified by January 31.

Good luck!

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Upcoming ORA Fall Institute

It’s not too late to register for the ORA Fall Institute on November 6. We have two great speakers.

Carol Jago is a fascinating presenter who has a practical, strategy-based message for middle school and high school ELA teachers. From close reading to source-based writing tasks, Carol has the keys to empowering our students.

Carl Anderson is a special treat for our elementary teachers. Performance tasks require students to independently plan, draft, revise, and edit by 3rd grade. Carl brings hope to the process of gradually releasing quality writing to our students.

Fall Institute 2015

Online Registration for Fall Institute 2015

Flyer and Registration Form

PSU graduate credit is available for this institute!

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Great Rockin’ Gallagher Books event

We had a great turnout and a great event at our Gallagher Books Kick Off. All sets of the books are checked out, and teachers were treated to some wonderful ideas to incorporate the standards while using the books with their students.

We were so pleased to have Patricia Gallagher herself attend.  Attendees also enjoyed networking with others interested in promoting literacy, and had some delicious snacks, too!

Michelle Nelson sharing a book and great ideas.

Michelle Nelson sharing a book and great ideas.


Heather Anderson shares some great ideas.

Patricia Galalgher with one of her favorite nominees.

Patricia Gallagher with one of her favorite nominees.

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