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Support programs and projects of the N.C. Reading Association and its local councils. Read UPDATE: NEWS BLOG to find out about recent activities. Members, contribute by sending information to Jean House.

READING CORPS deals with reading-related research and practices. Submit articles for posting on the blog to Anita Stack.

2015 Conference Information

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For any organization to thrive, new membership is critical.  By growing our numbers, the North Carolina Reading Association is able to engage more of our fellow educators and do a better job promoting literacy throughout the state.  While most of our members are educators from public or private schools, we count university faculty and students as members also.  READ MORE




Action Research to Answer YOUR Questions: Part Two of Two


By Mia N. Small and Lois E. Huffman on April 23rd, 2015

In Part One of this post, we defined action research as the informal inquiry that we educators do in our own classrooms to improve student learning. We also shared several resources that provide detailed, practical advice for engaging in teacher research. This second post will focus on an investigation that Mia conducted with her seventh-grade English language arts students. READ MORE

April—National Poetry Month



Reading, writing, listening to, performing, and memorizing favorites are just a few of the entry points for experiencing poetry in the classroom. Nancie Atwell tells us that poetry can be about anything; surprise us, make us think, help us remember what matters, connect heart and mind to heart and mind; tap our senses and light our imaginations; tell stories; craft feelings as art; and “open our eyes to the poems that hide around us.”  READ MORE

Local Councils
The North Carolina Reading Association served 28 local councils (chapters or associations) during the 2014-2015 school year. Learn specifics about Local Councils.
Celebrate Young Authors
The North Carolina Reading Association's Young Authors Project invites local reading councils to engage writers, K-12 and adult, and celebrates exemplary writing at the local and state level. Learn more about Young Authors.