Higher Education Literacy Partnership (HELP) of Minnesota - Summer 2021 Book / Discussion Club Interest Survey
Thank you for your interest in HELP's 2021 Book Club! HELP is sponsoring Book / Discussion Clubs again this summer to support literacy educator professional development. Educators will meet virtually or face to face around Minnesota to study & discuss three articles aligned to our theme: "Foundational Reading Skills—Research and Practices." The articles are published by The International Literacy Association (ILA), The International Dyslexia Association (IDA) and The Reading League and were selected by the HELP advisory board.
The purpose of this survey is to identify book club facilitators and participants. Upon completion of book club discussions, facilitators and participants will have the opportunity to come together in a symposium or webinar in September 2021 (specific date TBD) to hear from literacy education scholars and delve deeper into the content of the articles. For more information about the Higher Education Literacy Partnership, please visit
The following articles are the focus of this summer's book club discussions:
*The Science of Learning to Read Words: A Case for Systematic Phonics Instruction by Linnea Ehri
*How the Phonology of Speech is Foundational for Instant Word Recognition by David Kilpatrick
*Core Learning webinar: Why Phonemic Proficiency is necessary for all readers by David Kilpatrick
*The Reading League Volume 1 Issues 1&2:
1. Creating a Literacy-Centric School District: Our District's Story of Learning by Kenneth Slentz (Vol. 1 Issue
1, pp. 20-23)
2. Reading Science and Educational Practice: Some Tenets for Teachers by Seidenberg & Barkenhagen (Vol.
1, Issue 1, pp. 6-11)
3. Simple but Not Simplistic: The Simple View of Reading Unpacked and Expanded by Kim (Vol. 1, Issue 2,
Please provide your district, college, university or place of work AND your region in MN.
My preferred contact information (this is the information HELP will use to send book club materials/resources and to connect you with a facilitator and/or participants). Please provide email and mobile phone number.
Your professional title
Building Literacy Leader
District Literacy Leader
Professional Development Provider
Teacher Educator / Higher Education
I have previously participated in HELP Book Clubs
My preferred Book / Discussion Club format
Distance Learning format preferred (through Zoom or Google Meets)
Face to Face format preferred
No preference: distance or face to face formats are acceptable
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