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Session Descriptions: Day 2 AM Block: Perron

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New Classroom Read Alouds with the RI Children's Book Award Program
August 9, 10:05-11:35am

Carolyn Garth
, 5th Grade English Teacher, Moses Brown School
Renee PerronChildren's Librarian, RI Children's Book Award Committee Chair 2016-2017


  • ELA, 3-5
  • Audience cap: 42

The session will introduce elementary school educators to the RI Children's Book Award program, an annual children's choice award for books for grades 3-5. The goal of this session is to encourage teachers to explore new read alouds that can be used in their classroom while also helping students to become eligible to vote for the RICBA winner in February 2018.

The 2018 RICBA nominated titles will be presented along with curriculum connections and resources available on the webpage. A selection of RICBA nominated books will be used as giveaways. Through this session, educators throughout RI will be introduced and encouraged to participate in the state wide children's book award program, thus creating an educational connection with other teachers, schools, and communities in the state.

Carolyn Garth has been teaching since 1996. She lives in Pawtucket, Rhode Island with her husband and two children. Carolyn has taught in the fourth and fifth grades at Moses Brown School in Providence, RI for twelve years. In her current role as a fifth grade English teacher, Carolyn has led her students through the Rooster Games for the past four years. She currently serves as a member of the Rhode Island Children’s Book Award Committee.

Renee Perron has been a part-time Children’s Librarian at the Pawtucket Public Library since 2012. With a background in Early Childhood and Elementary Education, she has been employed as a preschool teacher and substitute teacher in public elementary schools. Currently serving as a member of the Rhode Island Children’s Book Award committee, Renee makes her home in Pawtucket, RI with her husband and two young sons. 

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