Welcome to the
Reading Association (KRA)!
KRA is a nonprofit
affiliate of the International Reading Association (www.reading.org), a professional
organization aimed at promoting reading for all. KRA is one of the largest state
professional organizations. Members of KRA represent a dedicated body of educators
interested in moving reading/literacy forward in the Commonwealth. Becoming a member
of KRA affords educators with opportunities to network and learn about the most
current research and instructional practices in reading/literacy. KRA has local
councils in all areas of the state. Participating in local council activity is one
way to tap into the multiple advantages of being a KRA member.
KRA hosts an annual
conference which draws the most prestigious reading researchers and practitioners
to the state to share their expertise with our attendees. In addition to a reduced
conference rate, KRA members also receive an annual journal and mini-grant opportunities
for K-12 teachers interested in promoting reading/literacy in their classrooms.
KRA members are also involved in international literacy development and state and
national literacy advocacy issues to fulfill our mission of “To be a voice for literacy.”
KRA anticipates continued
growth as the nation and state focus on reading/literacy issues. We ask you to join
our team as we strive to bring the KRA’s voice to life.
IRA Award of Excellence
IRA Advocacy Award 2007
IRA Advocacy Award 2010
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