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


Convention 2015


Help yourself to four helpful hints on Web 2.0 Tools from Keri Simacek, WSRA member and 5th grade teacher at Quest Elementary Project Based Charter School in Ripon, Wisconsin.


ONLINE WEB 2.0 TOOL - We all know how writing about reading improves comprehension.  My favorite literacy online tool used daily with my 5th graders is:  KidBlog found at kidblog.org - You are able to set up your classroom of readers responding to what they’re reading to and what each other are reading on a daily basis.  I give my students choice, and 90% of my students choose to write their daily reading status down using KidBlog.  It is linked through my website, and my students have a password.  I give guest teachers my password, so they can respond to the literature as needed.  It enables me to conference and write written responses DAILY on what my students are reading.


Fostering Academic Conversations by Jeff Zwiers

December 3, 2014 

This webinar will focus on improving our practices for developing oral language and interaction skills for and by the teaching of rich content. Jeff will present activities and videos that show how to fortify students’ oral output, improve their listening, and foster student-to-student interactions that focus on complex content understandings. Support resources will include tools and links to online resources.  Register for the webinar - click here 


Coming Soon... Video on the Overview of the PDP process

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