Arkansas Reading Association
Little Rock, AR
University of Canterbury
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reading Recovery Conference
Columbus, OH
Council of Chief State School Officers ELA SCASS
Louisville, KY
Nebraska Reading Association
Kearney, NE
Missouri Write-to-Learn Conference
Osage Beach, MO
Kentucky Council of Teachers of English/Language Arts
Lexington, KY
Kentucky Reading Project
Lexington, KY
Oklahoma School Speech Language  Pathologists
Bethany, OK
Iowa Reading Association
Ames, Iowa
Martinsburg, WV
Kentucky Reading Association
Louisville, KY
Monroe BOCES 2
Spencerport, NY
Massachusetts Reading Association
Quincy, MA
Pasco County Writing Extravaganza
Land O' Lakes, FL
International Literacy Association
St. Louis, MO; Boston, MA
Chicago Reading Leaders
National Louis Universithy
Virginia Department of Education
Richmond, VA; Blacksburg, VA
Curriculum Associates
Walt Disney World, Orlando, FL
Marshall County Schools
Lewisburg, TN


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Meet Brenda Overturf--a teacher, writer, and speaker who is a staunch believer in the power of words. As Brenda says, "Increasing word knowledge is like a golden door to better reading comprehension and academic success, especially for students of linguistically diverse backgrounds." There are many scholarly texts focused on vocabulary research and numerous other resources dedicated to vocabulary activities. Brenda combines research and practice to implement strategic, intentional vocabulary instruction designed to increase student learning. And Brenda is sure vocabulary development should be fun!
Brenda has also authored a number of  teacher-centered resources for helping K-12 students meet the English Language Arts standards. When strategies meet standards, student comprehension is enhanced.
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