The mission of the Kansas Reading Association is to promote learning through quality literacy experiences for all.
Renew Your KRA Membership
The Kansas Reading Association 2014-2015 membership year is open. Please renew your membership ASAP. Your membership will be effective July 1, 2014 - July 30, 2015. We have extended the deadline to allow you continued access through October 15.
Please contact Diana Spriggs, KRA Membership Secretary, with any questions.
CLICK HERE to quickly register online. Please note that a $1.25 convenience fee will be added for online payment processing.
KRA Registration Via Mail:
If you would rather mail in your registration: download, print and complete the membership form (Adobe "Acrobat Reader" required).
2014-2015 Handbook Updated
CLICK HERE to view and print the entire Kansas Reading Association 2014-2015 Handbook. Listed below are some common useful links to the handbook content.
KRA Calendar of Events and Deadlines
KRA Officers: Executive Board, Local Council Presidents and Committee Chairs
KRA Past Leaders: List of Past Presidents, Past State Coordinators, Award Winners and Books for Book Studies
KRA Local Council Officers
KRA Committees: Committee Guidelines, Chair Responsibilities, Nomination Form, Standing Committees, and Special Representatives
KRA Publications: Information about deadlines and content for Kansas Journal of Reading, Sunflower Seeds, and KRA Newsletter
KRA Sunflower Merit Award
KRA Secretarial Services: Local Council Officer Change Report, Label Order Form, and Reimbursement Voucher
KRA Strategic Plan
You will also find the updated forms and items from the handook throughout the site.
Kansas READ Month
September is Kansas READ Month. CLICK HERE to download a READ Month Calendar. This year's theme is Counting on Literacy: Celebrate 50 Years with KRA. Check out these books, one to celebrate reading for each day of the month.
Annual Fall Conference:
$130.00 Members of other Kansas Professional Organizations (i.e., KATM, KATS, KATE, KCSS, KAEA)
Registration will open on August 8, 2014
For a Conference Session Proposal form CLICK HERE
A note to potential vendors:
The Kansas Reading Association Annual Conference will be held at Emporia State University this fall on October 9-10, 2014. The theme for the conference is Peace, Love, and Literacy. We are expecting educators from across the state and hope that you will also be able to join us. Kylene Beers and Robert Probst will be our keynote speakers. The conference opens on Thursday night with conference awards. The exhibits will open before the awards. There will be break-out sessions all day Friday, as well as the keynote. Attendees will have opportunities to talk with vendors during planned breaks throughout the day. The exhibits will be in the atrium area which is open access for all attendees.
To register to participate as a vendor, go to this link:
2014-2015 Professional Book Study Announced
We are pleased to announce that the next Professional Book Study will be Ruth Culham's The Writing Thief: Using Mentor Texts to Teach the Craft of Writing.
Hold off just a bit longer to order your book: KRA is currently negotiating with IRA on a discounted price for the book as well as a package deal that will allow the book to be sold with the mentor texts used in the book to teach the lessons. We will inform you as soon as we have that settled.
For more information see the IRA website: http://www.reading.org/general/Publications/Books/bk099
CLICK HERE to view the book's Prologue.