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FVRC brochure for 2019-2020

Membership in FVRC

  • Membership Dues ......$30.00 Includes food and registration costs for local meetings (does not include cost for Children’s Literature Conference)  Also includes council reciprocity for all WSRA affiliate councils. Ask for details!
  • Student membership dues........$5.00
  • Retiree membership dues........$5.00
  • Non-members are welcome to attend local meetings at a minimum of $15 per meeting. 

FVRC 2019-2020 Meetings

October 12, 2019

Title: Children’s Literature Conference with authors Avi, Tonya Bolden, Oge Mora, Gary Schmidt

Location: UW-Oshkosh SAGE Hall 1210

FVRC members SAVE $25

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November 4, 2019

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Title: The Importance of Stories presented by Brian Wilhorn

“Students can’t always travel to distant places nor can they go back in time. In life we can only experience events through our own perspective. But stories can take us to these places and times. Stories can help us see through another’s eyes.” Come hear Brian Wilhorn share how the stories in great children’s books can spark interest in content area lessons, build background knowledge, connect students to characters they understand, and promote a deeper understanding of the lessons we teach.

Time: 5:30 FVRC Member Meeting & Dinner 6:00-7:00 presentation

Location: Oshkosh Public Library, 106 Washington Ave, Oshkosh, WI 54901 

February 6-8, 2020

Learning Together in Communities of Practice: WSRA 2020! Register HERE Council members can earn $10 per hour by volunteering at the Check-in booths and/or $10 per session introducing presenters. Click HERE to select the sessions you'd like to introduce

April 2, 2020

Title: Lessons Learned from the Special Education Classroom: Creating Opportunities for All Students to Listen, Learn and Lead presented by Peg Grafwallner

This presentation will offer research-based suggestions and techniques where all students are actively engaged in a vigorous, scaffolded, differentiated classroom. Peg will offer suggestions for building classroom community and embracing all learners.


    • 5:30 FVRC Member Meeting & Dinner
    • 6:00-7:00 presentation

Location: TBD

May 6, 2020

Title: Show, Don’t Tell: Unlocking the Creative Writer’s Mind presented by KW Penndorf 

When you comprehend the art of sensory details but aren't transferring them into your writing, then it's time to talk "Show, Don't Tell." Let middle grade author KW Penndorf lead you to writing creatively through the use of imagery, sensory details, and adding depth to the world of one's story. Come learn the keys of unlocking the creative writer's mind in your students.

Time and Location TBD

Fox Valley Reading Council Leadership

Leadership Team, Treasurer



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  • FVRC is one of 20+, 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 lifelong literacy.

  • FVRC is an affiliate of 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 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!