The California Reading Association
     Dedicated to Literacy for Over Fifty Years



Save The Date!

November 4 - 5, 2016
49th Annual Professional Development Institute
Visalia Convention Center
Keynote Speakers: Donalyn Miller and Regie Routman

2015 PDI Speaker Handouts

2015 Eureka! Honorees


Great Winter Reading Challenge

Did your school participate this past year? If not, good news, we are having the event again this year. Same rules and same great prizes.

Click here for Challenge Form

Winter Reading Challenge Results

Book Club Blog

Join our free Book Club Blog on Just the Facts: Close Reading and Comprehension of Informational Text by Lori Oczkus. You may earn a post semester unit for just $60 from U. of Pacific if you register by May 1 and blog at least 3 times by May 30. Email for more information.

  • Click on blog/post you want to view. Scroll down to see them all.  We will be talking about the last chapter next month,  but it's easy to catch up!
  • Under a post/blog are Comments/No Comments  (if no one posted). 
  • Under Post  a Comment is a box with "Enter your comment..."
  • Click inside the box and type your comments.
  • Hit publish. That's it!  

Please join us! Just click: Book Club Blog                    

Opportunities for Teachers

CRA is pleased to provide a new link for professional development opportunities. On-line classes, webinars and  links to websites that our members might find valuable, can be found on this link.

Click: Opportunities for Teachers


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Visit to apply for "Outstanding Contributions to Literacy" $2000 monetary award; $500 school stipend. Plus free "Read Aloud Strategies" to improve comprehension & critical thinking.