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The Manitoba Reading Association

"Preparing children for their literacy future is the most important work anyone can do."

The Manitoba Reading Association is a provincial council of the International Reading Association. MRA includes over 500 teachers, parents, students and others committed to the promotion of literacy and to the improvement of reading and writing instruction throughout Manitoba.

What We Do:

  • Provide In-Service opportunities for educators, parents, students, etc.
  • Network with other literacy organizations throughout the province.
  • Evaluate current and future instructional practises in the areas of literacy.
  • Hold one position on the selection committee for the Lieutenant Governor's Medal for Literacy.
  • Support the International Reading Association (IRA) by publicizing its worldwide literacy activities and by promoting its extensive selection of publications and brochures.
  • Sponsor an international literacy project annually .

 

If you are interested in getting involved in the Manitoba Reading Association we are looking for people to serve as members-at-large.

If you are interested please contact our President, Louise Duncan at lduncan@prsdmb.ca.  We look forward to having new members join us; it is worth the investment of time!

Registration Now Open

2017 Adolescent Literacy Summit
Critical Literacy: Challenge, Inspire, Empower

Register Now

April 12th and 13th 2017

Victoria Inn and Converence Centre
1808 Wellington Ave.
Winnipeg Manitoba

Visit the 2017 Adolescent Literacy Summit website here for program information and to register!

 

 

Manitoba Reading Association Logo
Manitoba Reading Association

Fountas & Pinnell Benchmark Assessment Systems Professional Development

Thursday, October 20th, 2016
9:00am - 3:30pm

Hilton Winnipeg Airport
1800 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg MB.

In this PD learn the importance of coding, scoring, and analyzing Running Records. This presentation will cover the recent changes to the Comprehension conversation, and new assessment rubrics found in the BAS 3rd ed.

Online Registration

 

Words Their Way™ Professional Learning Workshop

Presenter: Connie Zimmer 

Thursday, November 10th, 2016
9:00am - 3:30pm

Victoria Inn Hotel & Convention Centre
1808 Wellington Ave, Winnipeg MB.

This workshop provides participants with an overview of the Words Their Way™: Word Study in Action Developmental Model resource including components and strategies to ensure a successful implementation.

Online Registration

 

I Love To Read Month

“I Love to Read” is a month long celebration that is held each year to encourage reading, writing, and sharing in the joy of literacy. This year’s theme is “Critical Literacy: Empowering Children and Youth to Change the World”.

Cover Letter

Resource Package

Additional References

 

Learn More About the Manitoba Reading Association

International Reading Council
International Reading Association

Upcoming Events TBA

Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg
Reading Council of Greater Winnipeg

Gail Boushey & Joan Moser

Literacy Café: Empower students to take an active role in setting goals for literacy improvement. 

October 21st, 2016
8:00am - 3:15pm

Canad Inns Polo Park
1405 St. Matthews Avenue, Winnipeg MB.

In this workshop, Gail and Joan introduce the CAFE System of assessing individuals, identifying specific strategies, and using the information to guide instruction.

Additional Information

Online Registration

 

I Love To Read Month

“I Love to Read” is a month long celebration that is held each year to encourage reading, writing, and sharing in the joy of literacy. This year’s theme is “Critical Literacy: Empowering Children and Youth to Change the World”.

Idea Calendar

 

RCGW Membership Brochure

RCGW Webite

Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians
Manitoba Council of Reading Clinicians

Dr. Laurie Elish-Piper

New Trends in Literacy Assessment:
Implications for Differentiated Instruction

Friday, October 7, 2016
8:45 - 3:30

Canad Inns Polo Park - 1405 St. Matthews Ave
Winnipeg, MB 

Join us for a dynamic full day workshop. Dr. Laurie Elish-Piper will highlight new trends and guide us in translating assessment findings to increase literacy achievement. She will highlight practical instructional strategies that will support differentiated reading instruction for the diverse learners in our K-6 classrooms.

$100 Early Bird registration deadline June 30th

$135 Registration deadline September 26th

Registration Form and Additional Details

Pembina Escarpment Reading Council
Pembina Escarpment Reading Council

Upcoming Events TBA