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Featured Research Sessions

Of the many research-focused sessions at ILA 2018, make sure you don't miss these standout offerings from ILA's Literacy Research Panel. With topics ranging from classroom research findings to research for social change, there's a session that will pique your interest.

Research Address and Awards: Children's Productive Use of Academic Vocabulary Words: Findings From Classroom Research With Keynote Speaker Richard C. Anderson

This session will explore the findings from an investigation of the productive use of academic words among African American and Latina/o fifth graders from 36 classrooms. Following the address, the 2018 ILA research award and grant recipients will be honored.

Richard C. Anderson

Featured Research Panel: Conducting Literacy Research for Social Change With ILA's Literacy Research Panel

Engage in interactive roundtable conversations related to literacy research for classroom teachers ("So You Want to Study Your Own Practice?"), doctoral students/junior scholars ("How to Build a Research Agenda"), and mid-level scholars ("Seeking New Directions"), as well as how to get research published ("Meet the Editors"). Participants will select up to two roundtables—which are facilitated by presenters actively engaged in research—to attend.

Featured Research Panel: What's New in the 4th Edition of the Handbook of Research on Teaching the English Language Arts?

Engage in two roundtable conversations with literacy researchers as you examine topics in the 4th edition of the Handbook. During these sessions, you'll also identify, discuss, and participate in a question—answer exchange about new directions for language arts research.

Research Poster Session: Meet the Researchers

This poster session offers an exciting opportunity to chat with a select group of prominent researchers and listen as they present a summary of their work.

ILA 2018 Research Institute: Best Practices in the Teaching of Reading*

Extraordinary literacy experts, contemporary topics, and research, theory, and practice will combine to create our most amazing Research Institute yet! The program's all-keynote format will provide participants with the chance to learn about various facets of literacy as well as interact with research experts in the field.

*An additional fee applies for institutes.

Please note: Presenters, dates, times, and topics are subject to change.