ILA Exemplary Reading Program Award
Congratulations to Lake Orion Community Schools for being selected as the Michigan winner of the 2015-2016 International Literacy Association Exemplary Reading Program Award. The award will be presented at the ILA Conference on Sunday, July 10.
Congratulations from the Michigan Reading Association.
2016 Election Results
Congratulations to our newly elected MRA officials who will begin their term in July.
Vice President - Carol Paul
Member-at-Large - Sandra White
Region 1 - Andrea Kleinpaste
Region 3 - Amelia Bean
Region 6 - Julie Adolphson
Region 8 - Tamara Campbell
Region 9 - Elizabeth Billie
Region 10 - Amy Romanowski
Thank you to everyone that voted and participated in the 2016 MRA Election.
MRA Community Book Donation Winner
MRA is pleased to announce the winner of 2 registrations for the MRA 2017 Passport to Possibilities Conference in Grand Rapids! Her name is Becky Gajda. She teaches for the Van Buren Public Schools. Thanks to everyone for your wonderful donations to the Detroit Development Centers Head Start and Early Head Start programs!!
From the Island to the Mountain
MRA's Summer Literature Conference 2016
Creating Mountains of Readers and Writers
July 13-14, 2016 - Shanty Creek Resort
BIG NEWS!!! Our Summer Literature Conference has a new home! Because of exorbitant increases in room prices at Mission Point, the MRA Board of Directors decided to find a more affordable alternative for our fabulous July conference. We are excited to announce that the 2016 Summer Literature Conference will be held at the Shanty Creek Resort in Bellaire, MI. The dates are July 13 and 14, which will enable people to attend both Nerd Camp and our conference. Watch for exciting updates in the coming months!!
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The Faces of MRA
By Lisa Rivard, 2015-2016 MRA President
Welcome to the Michigan Reading Association website! MRA's Board of Directors is proud to serve by leading and supporting efforts to promote literacy through the Great Lakes State. We continue to partner with educators and businesses, support our local reading councils, and provide for rich resources within our communities. MRA continues to concentrate on important topics through committee work and projects. We have a legislative committee for literacy updates, an International Literacy project, and student projects such as Great Lakes, Great Books and Kaleidoscope. MRA recognizes the work of our members by awarding an author or illustrator within our state with the prestigious Gwen Frostic Award and various literacy awards to local teachers and administrators.
If you are new to MRA or considering a return, you can find membership information linked on this website. As a member, you will receive access to discounts at our annual conference in March and our summer conference. In addition, members receive our highly acclaimed journal, The MRJ. This quarterly publication is filled with timely and relevant articles from literacy experts across the state.
Browse our website to learn more about the Michigan Reading Association or call our headquarters at 1-616-647-9310. We look forward to working with you to promote literacy across the state!