New York State Reading Association

The New York State Reading Association (NYSRA) is an all-inclusive volunteer organization of members who are passionate about literacy.  We share and support efforts to improve literacy education for people of all ages on local, state and global levels.  We are teachers, librarians, parents, students, writers, researchers and professors.  We welcome anyone to join us either as an at-large member, or better yet, through one of our many local councils!

Conference 2021 - BONUS SESSION

Penny Kittle returns to NYSRA on Weds., Jan. 5 presenting...

Writing with Passion: reimagining the teaching of writing

We must lead students to deepen their understanding of the flexibility and power of writing across genres to prepare them for university and civic life. We will study the moves writers make to enter a conversation in a text and have their say. This workshop will focus on the teacher's model of thinking & demonstration in writing as a most powerful teaching tool, the importance of practice writing in notebooks to hold first thinking alongside the daily practice in revision, the power of writing communities, and the decisions all writers must learn to make in writing.

PLEASE NOTE: If you registered for NYSRA Conference 2021, you are already registered to attend this BONUS SESSION. There is no need to register again.

Those who were unavailable to join us for Conference 2021, Re-envisioning a Brave New World, here's another chance to engage with Penny Kittle.  Registration fee: $20 Members, $40 non-members

Click here to register.

Have questions? Don't hesitate to contact the conference committee at nysraconference@gmail.com



Room to Read is a non-profit organization for improving literacy and gender equality in education in the developing world. Headquartered in the United States and founded on the belief that "World Change Starts With Educated Children," the organization focuses on working in collaboration with local communities, partner organizations, and governments.

Room to Read develops literacy skills and the habit of reading among primary school children, and supports girls in completing secondary school with the relevant life skills to succeed in school and beyond.

Room to Read is serving communities in ten countries in Asia and Africa: South Africa, Zambia, Tanzania, Sri Lanka, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Laos, Cambodia, and Vietnam.

For more about Room to Read, go to www.roomtoread.org.

Donation goal

Goal: $650.00
Collected: $375.00
58%


Dr. Pat Shea-Bischoff
Dr. Pat Shea-Bischoff Speaker Procurement Mini-Grant

The New York State Reading Association is honored to announce the Dr. Pat Shea-Bischoff  Speaker Procurement Mini-Grant. This award is intended to provided financial assistance for New York State Reading Association local chapters for procurement of a speaker(s) for professional development events and is in honor of Dr. Shea-Bischoff's tireless work to help promote and provide literacy professional development in New York State and beyond.

New York State Reading Association local councils are permitted to submit one application per calendar year for up to $250. Please complete this application as accurately and completely as possible. Contact Keith Newvine at konewvine@gmail.com with any questions.



The latest edition of the Language and Literacy Spectrum is now available!  A link to the publication has been sent to all active members and it will be added to our members-only section on this website. Thank you to co-editors Keli Garas-York and Jennifer Reichenberg and all of the contributors for their work.



NYSRA is highlighted in the March/April 2021 edition of the International Literacy Association's magazine, Literacy Today with an article su
bmitted by Past-President, Dr. Thea Yurkewecz-Stellato and our President-Elect
, Keith Newvine.

Click on the image to the left to access a PDF copy of the full article.  To read the full March/April edition of Literacy Today, click here.



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Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities

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NYSRA was recently awarded with the International Literacy Association's Award of Excellence.

The following local councils were also recognized with ILA's Honor Award:

      • Central New York Reading Council
      • Nassau Reading Council
      • Niagara Frontier Reading Council
      • Rochester Area Literacy Council
Congratulations! Certificates will be officially recognized to Honor Award recipients during our Assembly of Delegates meeting in October. 

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The New York State Reading Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Mail to: P.O. Box 874, Albany, NY 12201-0874

Contact Us via email at admin@nysreading.org


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