New York State Reading Association Publications


ReAD is an electronic newsletter which provides information about NYSRA activities and literacy issues. Published once a month, it is sent to each NYSRA member by e-mail. On a monthly basis the editor sends an e-mail reminding members that submissions are due the first of the month. The issue is distributed in the middle of the month.

The Empire Reading Scene is a multi-page document published two to four times per year. Each issue provides information about organizational business such as awards and nominations, legislative initiatives, committee activities, council news, book reviews, and the annual conference. Paper issues are also available on-line.

Book Banter Book reviews of children’s and young adult literature are published under the title Book Banter and included as a column in The New York State Reading Scene.

The Language and Literacy Spectrum - Call for Papers (Sample Issue) peer reviewed journal which is published annually for the NYSRA membership. Those submitting articles should keep in mind that the NYSRA membership consists primarily of practicing teachers and literacy specialists. While theoretical and research articles are invited, the editors also encourage articles related to classroom practice, as well as book reviews of professional texts and children’s literature.

The current issue of the Language and Literacy Spectrum is available. It contains articles from college faculty, doctoral and masters level students, as well as middle school teachers. The topics are timely and informative about integrating New York Common Core Learning Standards into classroom teaching, using the new technologies, teaching with nonfiction literature, collaborating in schools, and using multimedia production to teach the language arts.



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