Madison Area Reading Council

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October 19, 2021 6:30-7:30 PM

Virtual Event with Barb Novak

Reading Foundational Skills: Accessing to Understand

Reading provides opportunities for us to understand ourselves, others, and the world. Whether reading to gather information, participate in democracy, or get lost in a great story, reading involves making meaning of marks on the page or screen. Participants in this interactive presentation will discuss how young learners (K – 2) obtain foundational skills– particularly phonological awareness and phonics – in order to understand text. We will discuss Wisconsin’s standards for reading foundational skills, a self-evaluation tool (Foundational Reading Skills Tool or FRST) for considering your foundational skills instruction, and online professional learning resources (available at
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2021 - 2022 MARC Officers
Co-President Tracy Frame [email protected]
Co-President Lauren Wuchte [email protected]
Legislative Mary Ann Feutz [email protected]
Membership Mary Ann Feutz [email protected]
Past President Jenny Magee [email protected]
Secretary/Website Social Media Nicole Andresen [email protected]
Treasurer Amy Dean  

 About MARC

Madison Area Reading Council (MARC) is affiliated with the Wisconsin State Reading Association (WSRA). This council is composed of teachers, librarians, administrators, education students, researchers, professors, reading specialists, and others who are interested in promoting lifelong learning across all content areas. The primary mission of MARC is to promote excellence in reading and writing instruction.

MARC provides opportunities for people to:

  • discuss reading issues
  • keep current on reading research and strategies
  • foster mutual understanding and cooperative work among reading professionals
  • promote the enjoyment of reading

Madison Area Reading Council meets four times a year. Each meeting features a well-known speaker and members receive four newsletters per year.