VSRAThis past weekend, I was lucky enough to attend the 2015 VSRA Conference.  This occurred in Richmond, Virginia and was packed with beneficial information within the field of literacy.  One of my favorite parts of the conference was being able to see Dr. Jean present on “No More Worksheets!”.   Dr. Jean’s session was packed with at least ten different activities that engaged students more then worksheets.  Dr. Jean also used song and dance to give us brain breaks.  These songs and dances are geared toward PK-1 students and all are centered on different aspects of literacy.  I was also fortunate to see Kimberly Johnson present on best research based practices for enhancing students writing.  In addition to all of the great sessions I saw, my group and I were very proud to present our session on English Language Learner Students and Literacy.  It was such a great and informational weekend, I can’t wait to use everything I have learned in the future!