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


Wired Wednesday Webinar with Maria Nichols  
Wednesday, October 1, 2014  from 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM

Talk Matters - The Foundational Role of the Common Core Speaking and Listening Standards
with Maria Nichols

Suggested Reading:  "Why Talk is Important" by Douglas Barnes 

Dialogic instruction offers rich potential for expanding learning as students explore complex ideas over time through talking with others.  Harnessing the potential of this instruction requires understanding the type of talk needed and the changing role of the teacher. This webinar explores a process for and the outcomes of developing dialogic instruction to improve reading comprehension.


Instructional Coaching to Transform Learning with Jim Knight

Jim Knight will be returning to Wisconsin on Saturday, October 11 in Green Bay where he will identify the knowledge and skills effective instructional coaches must have to be successful and the support instructional coaches need so they can acquire the right knowledge and skills. 


Academic Standards in Diverse Classrooms with Jeff Zwiers

November 1, 2014

WSRA, in partnership with Wisconsin Education Innovations, welcomes Jeff Zwiers to West Allis on Saturday, November 1, 2014 to discuss strengthening oral language, listening, and interaction across disciplines


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.
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