Time: Feb 22 4:15 PM
Location: Virtual
Tools for the teaching of reading

Mid-Hudson Reading Council Virtual Event

Pushing Back on the Social Media Version of SOR: A Centrist Perspective on the Teaching of Reading

Presentation by Dr. Sam Bommarito

Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024 • 4:15 - 5:45 pm • Live via Zoom

Registration is $15 — FREE for MHRC/NYSRA members! 

Register by emailing mhreadingcouncil@gmail.com by Feb. 19, 2024

Dr. Bommarito will explore how to use common sense to find common ground and adopt a centrist approach that uses the best from all sides. The ultimate goal for a centrist approach is to create the day when there are no sides, where there is more talk and less arguing.

About the speaker

Dr. Bommarito has a 53-year career in education, teaching every grade from K through graduate school.Bommarito He has served as chair of both the St. Louis and the Missouri ILA affiliates.   Dr. Bommarito has made numerous presentations at ILA (formally IRA) conferences, including national conferences. In spring 2022, he was a featured speaker at LitCon. 

Most of his career was spent working in Title 1 buildings as a reading specialist and/or staff developer. He is reading recovery trained and has been a strong voice defending Reading Recovery and other balanced literacy approaches. He has a weekly blog about literacy https://doctorsam7.blog/. Last year, that blog had over 100,000 views.