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Mentor Texts that Multitask: A Less-is-More Approach to Integrated Literacy Instruction (K-8) with Pam Koutrakos

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REGISTER NOW: Let’s reimagine and redefine the role of mentor texts. By curating and using a small set of multitasking mentor texts, educators can feel prepared for almost infinite teaching opportunities. This interactive session provides explicit examples for how to use a “short stack” of multimodal texts across the literacy block- and beyond. Throughout […]

The Science of Reading Webinar


Join us on Wednesday evening, November 10th at 7pm, as CRA, Inc. and the CT Science of Reading Group team up to explore the Science of Reading. During this one hour webinar, Lisa Gianni, the creator and administrator of the CT Science of Reading Group, and Kate Pearce of Kate Pearce Educational Services, will explain […]


CRA, Inc. invites you to the ’21-’22 Kickoff the School Year Webinar!

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Jenn Scoggin & Hannah Schneewind, authors of Trusting Readers: Powerful Practices for Independent Reading will be our featured speakers! Jenn and Hannah believe in centering instruction on students during independent reading. How do you do that? In this webinar, they will offer a clear definition and vision of independent reading. They will share ways that […]

CONNECTICUT READS, the 2021 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge!


It’s that time of year to encourage students to participate in CONNECTICUT READS, the 2021 Governor’s Summer Reading Challenge! To support summer reading, the Connecticut State Library’s statewide eGo eBook platform is now available through many local public libraries, and provides access to digital resources for all ages. For a list of local public libraries currently […]



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Join us on May 15, 2021 for the CRA, Inc. Virtual Conference: Steps to Success: Bridging Research to Practice Connecticut Reading Association, Inc. is pleased to welcome: Jan Burkins Wiley Blevins Natalie Wexler Dr. Holly Lane Mary Dahlgren, Ed.D. Carolyn Strom, PhD        The Connecticut Reading Association, Inc is going virtual on May 15th, as […]


Structured Literacy Series: Systematic Teaching of Basic Literacy Skills – CREC

A FREE, virtual workshop from CREC and sponsored by CSDE. Learn systematic, structured methods for teaching decoding, encoding, oral, and written expression to students with learning disorders and specific language disabilities. Participants will: Define and model strategies to teach students who have specific reading disabilities; Identify skills needed to develop basic proficiency in reading and […]


March 2nd is Read Across America Day!

It's Read Across America Day! Visit for more! What are you doing for Read Across America Day? Share with us on social media @ctreadinginc! #ReadAcrossAmerica #ReadAcrossAmericaDay 

March is National Reading Month!

National Reading Month is all about bringing the joys of reading to children and motivating young readers.  Click here for a  list of titles that are all about a love for books and reading. Courtesy of the NEA and Read Across America.  

Winter 2021 Virtual Book Buddies at the Avon Free Public Library

What is the Book Buddies program? Little Buddies (kids in Grades K-3), practice their reading skills by reading to their Big Buddies. Big Buddies will also read to their Little Buddies. Little Buddies get to grow a love of reading, practice their skills, and connect with teen big buddies. We all meet together for the […]


Take Your Child To The Library Day 2021!

The Henry Carter Hull Library in Clinton CT is celebrating their 10th Annual “Take Your Child To The Library Day!” all month long - with a twist! Since they will not be able to celebrate in person, so this year they are changing the event to “Take The Library To Your Child!” Children age 0-12 […]


ILA Next

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ILA Next moves beyond a conventional conference format with a unique blend of live and on-demand content anchored by a progressive workshop that builds knowledge week to week. Whether you join us from the office, your school, or your living room couch, you can count on professional learning that's timely, relevant, and responsive to your […]


International Literacy Day


Since 1967, International Literacy Day (ILD) celebrations have taken place annually around the world to remind the public of the importance of literacy as a matter of dignity and human rights, and to advance the literacy agenda towards a more literate and sustainable society. Despite progress made, literacy challenges persist with at least 773 million […]