Rock River Reading Council 

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A professional organization for individuals who are concerned with the improvement of reading instruction and who are interested in literacy learning skills across all content areas and among individuals.

Contact RRRC: [email protected]

Click here for the September RRRC flyer.

Click HERE for the November RRRC flyer. 

Click HERE for the flyer with information about the April 2, 2019 meeting. 

Upcoming 2018 - 2019 Rock River Reading Council Meetings:

November 1, 2018 Join the Rock River Reading Council to learn more about  Growth Mindset in the Classroom 

  • Presented by Amy Sippert
  • Topic summary: 

    Learn how to create a collaborative, growth oriented learning community. Get ideas on how to embed read alouds and mindset lessons within the structure of reading workshop, utilizing the gradual release of responsibility, continuously reflecting on the purpose, relevance and authenticity of this work. Join us in the journey of incorporating growth mindset into daily work and see how the power of “yet” produces reflective students who find joy in learning and satisfaction in the process itself. 

  • If you have any questions, please email Tara Caul at  [email protected]
  • Click HERE to register for the November 1, 2018 Rock River Reading Council meeting and program. 
  • Please register for the meal by October 31so we have an accurate count.  
  • We will still take registrations and payment at the door for the presentation and meals, but a meal may not be guaranteed.

Location: LaClare Family Creamery, W2994 County Road HH. Malone, WI 53049

  • 4:45 p.m. Social and Registration
  • 5:00-6:00 p.m. Appetizers, Refreshments, and Socializing! 
  • 6:00-6:15 p.m. Announcements
  • 6:15-7:30 p.m. program
  • $10. 00 Meal
    • LaClare's Cheese Platter, Homemade Award Winning Bruschetta Platter, Garlic Herb Tomato Goat Cheese Dip & Marinated Chicken Skewers.
    • Beverage choices will include coffee, bottled water and soda.
    • Wine will also be available for purchase for $5/glass.
  • $15.00 The Rock River Reading Council Membership fee allows attendance at all 2018-19 meetings/programs
  • $5.00 The Rock River Reading Council Student Membership fee allows attendance at all 2018-19 meetings/programs
  • $0  You may attend the RRRC meeting if you belong to another reading council, however, the meal is $10.00. 

We are doing our PB & J (Providing Books and Jammies) service project for children in need.  See below. 

April 2, 2019 

Please click here to register:
DUE DATE: Please register for this presentation by Thursday, March 28, 2019

Program: Capture the Reader, and Mentor the Writer Sponsored by WSRA

Presented by Mary Lou Harris-Manske:  Independent Literacy Consultant, previous Reading Coordinator for the Stevens Point School District and adjunct professor for University of Wisconsin - Stevens Point, and owner of Book Look at its new location in Plover, Wisconsin.

Topic summary: Reading and writing are much more than just subjects in school.  Reading and writing are a way of being in the world. We want to support our students on their journey of developing “readerly” and “writerly” lives.  To spark that interest, we must have books that capture their hearts and minds. Books that students want to read written by authors they love. Lisa Cleveland suggests looking at mentor texts through the lens of a mentor author, the person behind the writing.  It is that particular author that kept us reading and that particular author whose craft we want to imitate in our own writing. This presentation will feature books that capture the reader and the mentor the writer. The Book Look will have their beautiful collection of books to purchase before and after the presentation!

Location: Holiday Inn, 625 W. Rolling Meadows Drive, Fond du Lac, WI 54935


  • $15.00 The Rock River Reading Council Membership fee allows attendance at all 2018-19 meetings/programs
  • $5.00 The Rock River Reading Council Student Membership fee allows attendance at all 2018-19 meetings/programs
  • $0  You may attend the RRRC meeting if you belong to another reading council.
  • $10 Attend as a nonmember. 


  • 4:30 - Registration, Socialization, & BOOK SALES by Book Look
  • 4:30 - 6:00 p.m. Dinner/Socializing at Benvenuto’s
  • 6:00 - 6:15 p.m. Announcements
  • 6:15 - :30 p.m. Mary Lou Harris-Manske - Capture the Reader, Mentor the Writer
  • 7:30 - 8:00 p.m. Additional Book Sales by Book Look

Dinner will be at Benvenuto’s - You will order from the menu individually and simply pay RRRC for your order that evening as we will have a tab at Benvenuto’s for RRRC.  ENJOY!

If you have any questions, please email Julie Wahl @ [email protected]

What is the Rock River Reading Council?

Rock River Reading Council is a professional organization made up of classroom teachers, reading specialists, librarians, and administrators who are genuinely concerned with the improvement and teaching of reading and life long literacy. 


Rock River Reading Council Leadership  2018-2019





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Why should you belong to Rock River Reading Council?

  • Programs and speakers provide opportunities for professional growth, promoting and disseminating research
  • Meetings provide opportunities to network with others dedicated to the improvement of literacy, sharing and discussing ideas
  • Gain access to WSRA resources
  • Become part of an inclusive, diverse community of learners
  • You live in Dodge, Fond du Lac, or Green Lake County
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Rock River Reading Council’s

“PB&J” Community Service Project

We are doing our PB & J (Providing Books and Jammies) service project for children in need.  Please bring a gift bag or two with a book and infant sized pajamas in each!  If you don’t have time to shop, there will be a pink piggy bank that will be passed around for donations.  Our treasurer, Rose Everett, will shop for books and pajamas! Questions? Contact Rose at [email protected]