Wisconsin State Reading Association

Welcome to the online home of the Wisconsin State Reading Association!

The Wisconsin State Reading Association provides leadership, advocacy, and professional learning for the implementation of effective research based literacy practices. Our 3,000 member organization is made up of a rich variety of reading teachers and reading specialists, classroom teachers, college professors, and others working to contribute to the education and literacy of all children.

Your membership with the WSRA will provide you with access to monthly webinars, the WSRA Journal, Update newsletter, and research to strengthen and support the best practices in literacy instruction. In addition to these online resources, as a member of the Wisconsin State Reading Association you become a part of a diverse community of professionals, forming powerful connections and working together to make a difference. The passion and expertise of our members is nowhere as apparent as our annual convention. Our inspiring conventions allow our members to collaborate and network through dynamic professional learning opportunities surrounding topics of literacy in the 21st century. 

WSRA works to promote excellence in reading, and it is our hope that you will join us in our mission. Click Membership on the left for information on how to join, or contact us at wsra@wsra.org. We look forward to working with you.

Kathy Galvin


Taking Another Look at Listening  Laura Adams, Literacy Consultant, WI DPI

Wednesday, October 29, 2014 from 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Speaking and listening skills have the power to change lives, change relationships, and enable our students to change their worlds. Because of this, speaking and listening have always been an integral part of English language arts. Within the CCSS ELA Speaking and Listening strand, it is easy to focus on the standards addressing the presentation of knowledge and ideas. But, I want to argue that listening is actually the more important piece of this strand.  Click here for registration


Breakthrough Strategies for Schoolwide Literacy Success

November 11, 2014 in Madison 
Join Regie Routman on November 11, 2014 at Monona Terrace in Madison where Regie will help literacy leadership teams discover how to capitalize on the crucial connection between literacy and leadership and how teachers and principals can lead the way to more effective literacy instruction for all students, including second-language and struggling learners.

Listen Hear!  A  WSRA Webinar with Mike Opitz    

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 5, 2014 7:00 p.m.   

  • Suggested Reading:  www.listen.org 
  • Description: This awareness of words, syllables, and phonemes enhances speaking development and emergent reading skills.  But that's only the beginning! Learners continue to use listening for a variety of purposes throughout their lives, perhaps now more than ever given newer technology, which capitalizes on students' ability to critically listen. Most recently, the authors of the Common Core Standards (2010) have catapulted listening into the language arts spotlight by giving it equal attention to the other language arts; it is no longer neglected.  

Wired Wednesday Webinars

The Wisconsin State Reading Assoication (WSRA) and the Illinois Reading Council (IRC) are excited to announce a unique collaboration!  The 2014-2015 Wired Wednesday Webinars will focus on the Common Core State Standards in Speaking and Listening.  See below to register for an institute.  If you do register, please attend the webinar.  All webinars begin at 7:00 PM. 

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