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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.

Online KRA Registration:

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 Bylaws

KRA Strategic Plan

KRA Procedures

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:


$155.00 non-member
$130.00 Members of other Kansas Professional Organizations (i.e., KATM, KATS, KATE, KCSS, KAEA)
$105.00 members
$27.00 students/retirees

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.


KRA is a proud recipient of:
  • 2001-2014 IRA Award of Excellence
  • 2013 Gold Level Student Membership
  • 2012 Gold Level Membership
  • 2004, 2007 President's Cup
  • 2008 IRA Horizon Award
  • 2007 IRA Membership Excellence Award

  • KRA is a member of:
  • Kansas Learning First Alliance (KLFA)
  • Kansas Center for the Book (KCFB)

  • KRA is an affiliate of:
  • The International Reading Association
  • Kansas Association of School Libraries
  • Kansas Learning First Alliance
  • Kansas Reads to Kids
  • William Allen White Book Award Selection Committee