University of Arizona Campus  •  March 2 - 3, 2019  •  9:30am to 5:30pm
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Penny Kittle


Penny Kittle teaches freshman composition at Plymouth State University in New Hampshire. She was a teacher and literacy coach in public schools for 34 years. She is the co-author of "180 Days" with Kelly Gallagher, and is the author of "Book Love" and "Write Beside Them," which won the James Britton award. She also co-authored two books with her mentor, Don Graves, and co-edited (with Tom Newkirk) a collection of Graves’ work, "Children Want to Write." She is the president of the Book Love Foundation and was given the Exemplary Leader Award from NCTE’s Conference on English Leadership. She regularly works beside teachers to empower young readers and writers.

Her new book is "180 Days."

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Scheduled events:
Building the Reading Life of a Child
Creating a culture of reading in a home or classroom can support the power and pleasure of reading. We can help children increase the complexity of texts they read independently while increasing their stamina, independence, and joy with rituals built on a love of books.

Education Room 308 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sat, Mar 2, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Penny Kittle
Moderator: Helena Elling
Book Clubs: Connecting Kids with Books and Each Other
Vibrant book clubs support children's social and learning needs through relevance, engagement and success. Through meaningful talk and writing in book clubs, readers construct identities of power and opportunity, challenge themselves as readers, and act with agency in classrooms.

Education Room 308 (Seats 48, Wheelchair accessible)  View this venue on the Festival map
Sun, Mar 3, 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Children / Teens
Signing area: Signing Area - Children / Teen (following presentation)  View this venue on the Festival map

Panelist: Penny Kittle
Moderator: Jaime Johnson

Books:
180 Days
Children / Teens
Heinemann Educational Books
March 2018
ISBN 9780325081137
256 pages
$35.63, INSTOCK
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"Teaching is art-creation-and a curriculum map is only as good as the teacher who considers it, who questions it, and who revises it to meet the needs of each year's students. More/less

Book Love
Children / Teens
Heinemann Educational Books
October 2012
ISBN 9780325042954
174 pages
$29.38, INSTOCK
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Presents strategies for getting students to read, and offers advice on building a school culture around a love of reading, helping students deepen their understanding of what they read, and balancing independent reading and text study.

Named Sponsors

Arizona Daily Star
University of Arizona

Presenting Sponsors

Tucson Medical Center

Major Sponsors

Friends of the Festival
Pima County Public Library
Stocker Foundation
University of Arizona BookStores
University of Arizona - Facilities Management
Western National Parks Association
William & Mary Ross Foundation

Key Sponsors

Arizona Office Technologies
Arizona Wholesale Supply
Marshall Foundation

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