Member & Event News

    • Member of the Month

    Member of the Month: Judith Scott

    Longtime IRA member Judith Scott puts a focus on building vocabulary for a strong literacy foundation.

    • ILA News

    Making the Most of Mentor Texts: The Google Hangout on Air Takeaways

    IRA's first Google Hangout on Air spotlighted nearly three dozen mentor texts. Here's the list.

    • ILA News

    IRA Grant, Award Deadlines Extended

    Deadlines on a selection of IRA awards and grants are extended to Jan. 15, 2015.
    • ILA News

    Six Words for the 60-for-60 Challenge

    The ILD challenge continues for the IRA staff with two weeks of six-word stories.
    • International

    Bringing Diagnostic Teaching to Sierra Leone

    IRA's work with teacher training in Sierra Leone continues despite the Ebola crisis.

    • Conferences & Events

    Conference Makes Literacy/Science Connection

    IRA and NSTA team up for a special session on literacy/science connection Oct. 18.
    • Conferences & Events

    The 2 Sisters Bring Student Choice and Successful Strategies to Teachers

    Join The 2 Sisters on #irachat Oct. 9 when they discuss student choice on Twitter.
    • ILA News

    ILD Challenge: What Can’t You Live Without?

    IRA staffers contemplate a year "out of this world" for the ILD 60-for-60 challenge.
    • Member of the Month

    Member of the Month: Nakeiha Primus

    Nakeiha Primus first resisted her draw into teaching. Once she did embrace a career in education, she set off running into teaching and research.

    • Conferences & Events

    What Do You Want to Know About Mentor Texts?

    Join us Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 8 p.m. ET, for our first-ever Google Hangout "on air," which will be streamed on International Reading Association's YouTube channel. Our one-hour panel will include "writing thief" Ruth Culham and acclaimed authors Kate Messner, Lisa Yee, David Harrison, and Varian Johnson.

    • ILA News

    From Captain Underpants to The Hunger Games, Books Still Challenged Every Year

    Every year hundreds of books are challenged and run the risk of being banned from our libraries. The most-challenged book for two years running? Captain Underpants.
    • ILA News

    We’re Adding a Literacy Minute to Our Days – Are You?

    When the International Literacy Day 60-for-60 challenge was launched, asking teachers to engage their students in an extra 60 seconds of literacy-focused activities every day for 60 days, IRA wanted to get in on the fun, too.
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