Reading Today is the membership magazine of the International Reading Association (IRA). Reading Today was published as a bi-monthly newspaper from 1983 through 2011. Beginning with the August/September 2011 issue, Reading Today transitioned to a magazine with two components: the Reading Today bi-monthly print magazine (with an interactive digital version) and the Reading Today Online website.
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Reading Today in Print
The Reading Today print magazine is a 48-page, four-color, glossy publication which is mailed to members every two months. It follows the same schedule as the newspaper did, with issues in July/August, September/October, November/December, January/February, March/April, and May/June. All members, including online only members, can login to view an interactive digital version of the latest print issue on the Members-Only section the IRA website. Articles from this interactive digital version can be printed or saved as PDFs. This version also has active hyperlinks and a search function.
Click here to read a sample issue of Reading Today.
Reading Today Online
Reading Today Online is updated daily with articles on the following topics: Member & Events News, Literacy Research, Legislation & Policy, The Engaging Classroom, and Children’s & YA Literature. The Literacy Research section is coordinated by IRA’s Literacy Research Panel. The Engaging Classroom includes Teaching Tips, Putting Books to Work features, Digital Literacies articles written by members of IRA’s Technology in Literacy Education Special Interest Group (TILE-SIG), Plugged In with Julie D. Ramsay, Quiet! Teacher in Progress with Mrs. Mimi, and other articles useful for classroom lesson planning. Book reviews, reading lists, and author interviews are found in the Children’s & YA Literature section. You can access articles one at a time by clicking on their links, or you can view all of the articles in a certain section by clicking on that section name.
The International Reading Association’s Reading Today staff is always looking for interesting articles that tell the story through the people involved. We encourage you to include quotes, photos, your photo, your bio, and more.
Send manuscripts and questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.