FVRC Brochure for 2017-2018

FVRC 2017-2018 Meetings

October 3, 2017 

Location: UW-Oshkosh SAGE Hall Room 2234 (parking available in lot 7 from 4-8 pm)
5:00-5:30 Council Meeting & Dinner
5:30-6:30  Presentation “We Think in Ink” presented by Mike Leannah

Mike will go over the main points of the book, We Think with Ink. He will tell of different ways to get students' work published, by which he means "into the hands of people outside the classroom." He will address the subject of rejection, something all writers tend to dread, but shouldn't. He will present a variety of ways to motivate young writers. There will be games and activities, so Mike would like each participant to be ready with a nice, sharp pencil or a favorite pen. He will be bringing some of his books for purchasing, as well!


October 28, 2017Hot Topics in Literacy Conference

Location: UW-Oshkosh SAGE Hall
8:30 am - 2:45 pm

Each year, the Literacy & Language Department holds the Hot Topics in Literacy Conference to address the trends, issues, and advances in literacy. Join us this year for keynote speaker, Dr. Sunday Cummins, and her presentation entitled, “Hey Teacher!  That Deepens Our Understanding! The Power of Reading Multiple Texts on a Topic” before you head off to the breakout sessions!

FVRC MEMBERS save $30 on Hot Topics registration!

Register online here for Hot Topics ($65 for council members)


January 29, 2018

Location: Oshkosh Public Library
5:00-5:30 Council Meeting & Dinner
5:30-6:30 Presentation “Pop Up Debates” presented by Kristine Compton

Ms. Compton is a high school teacher in Hortonville.  Her presentation will include practical and powerful ideas for getting your students talking. She share the steps for having students participate in a pop-up debate including reading a text closely, creating an argument, preparing that argument for speaking, and then participating in the debate with a listening guide.

February 8-10, 2018: Wisconsin State Reading Association Convention  #WSRA18 Exploring Literacy and Learning Through the Eyes of the Whole Child  Convention Information

March 6, 2018: Dr. Karen Blake Ruffner

Location: Perry Tipler Middle School, Oshkosh
5:30-6:00 Council Meeting & Dinner 6:00-7:00  Dr. Ruffner’s presentation What’s the Word on Teaching Vocabulary?

This interactive session will introduce participants to 8 ways to teach academic vocabulary as well as some professional resources that can be used to foster the love of learning words.

Spring Community Events Sponsored by FVRC

March/April 2018: Create-a-Book Contest

Spring 2018: Recycled Reading  Oshkosh Public Library, Lower Level Conference Room



Who We Are

2017-2018 Fox Valley Reading Council Leaders
President Teri Rucinsky
President Elect Lisa Carns
Treasurer Zong Vang
Membership Zong Vang
Legislative Debra Zarling
  • FVRC is one of 24, nonprofit local reading councils throughout Wisconsin. Its membership is comprised of reading specialists, librarians, administrators, teachers, professors, and other members of the community who are genuinely concerned with the improvement of reading education and the teaching of life-long literacy.

  • FVRC is an affiliate of the International Literacy Association (ILA) and the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA). Our council serves the lower Fox Valley and nearby communities.

Why should you join the Fox Valley Reading Council?

  • FVRC offers many outstanding opportunities to hear professional speakers discuss cutting edge reading issues

  • FVRC members actively promote literacy in the Fox Valley through Parents and Reading Month, Read Across America Activities, and the Young Authors Literacy Contest (co-sponsored by Delta Kappa Gamma)

  • FVRC is affiliated with the International Reading Association and Wisconsin State Reading Association

  • FVRC provides an ongoing link for professional networking and growth

  • FVRC promotes sharing of classroom strategies and current professional reading through Teachers as Readers prior to each meeting

Join us. Bring your friends. Become part of an organization dedicated to improving reading education for all. You'll grow as a professional and have a great time in the process!