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Join the MRA Virtual Book Club

Read and learn with us this fall! MRA is hosting a virtual book club starting the week of October 22, 2017.

This is an exciting opportunity to enhance your knowledge related to literacy instruction and connect with other MRA members and literacy educators.

We will be discussing Mindsets and Moves: Strategies That Help Readers Take Charge by Gravity Goldberg.


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Submit an Article for 2018 Primer Calendar


2018 Primer Calendar

Consider submitting an article for publication in our 2018 Primer Calendar- Literacy Strong: Reaching All Readers. Topics may include, but are not limited to cultural literacy, visual literacy, critical literacy, disciplinary literacy and other facets of reading and language arts.

Deadline for Submissions is September 1, 2017.

Articles may be submitted  to: Jo Ann Thompson.

Sample Primer Calendar Page with article.

Manuscript Submission Guidelines:

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2018 MRA Session & Author/Illustrator Proposals

Massachusetts Reading Association is now accepting proposals for conference sessions: 2018 Session Proposal Form and for children’s authors:

2018 Children’s Author/Illustrator Proposal Form

MRA  is hosting its 49th Annual Conference: Literacy Ignited! Monday and Tuesday, April 9 and 10, 2018, at the Boston Marriott Quincy in Quincy, Massachusetts. We encourage topics that address the various people and organizations who influence students’ literacy development from preschool through high school. The goal of this conference is to celebrate Read More

MRA Conference thank you and handouts

Thank you

Thank you to everyone who attended the 48th Annual MRA Conference!

It was a huge success, and while the memories are fresh in your mind, it would be great if you would take a few minutes to complete the 2017 Conference Evaluation you received by email. We read all of your responses and use that information to plan the following year’s conference.

Even though the conference is over, you can still extend your learning.  You can download presenter materials from the MRA website or continue to access them on the mobile app. Read More

The MRA Conference is here!

The Conference is here!

The MRA Conference is here!

Attendees can check-in and pick up conference materials at the Registration Area between 7:30 and 11:00 AM on Thursday and Friday.

Some presenters have made their handouts available in advance of the conference. You can access them from the MRA Conference app or on the MRA website here: HANDOUTS. Additional handouts may be posted after the conference. Read More

Introducing the MRA Conference Mobile App!

MRA Conference mobile app

Drumroll please! Introducing the MRA Conference Mobile App!

We are  excited to announce this new feature for the 2017 MRA Conference. In the app, you will find the complete conference schedule, information about speakers and their handouts, authors, exhibitors, and more.  You will also be able to connect with other attendees. An email with directions for downloading and using the Mobile App will be coming soon.

Tips for Using the Conference App

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MRA Award Winners 2017

MRA Awards 2017

Every year at the annual conference, we celebrate and honor MRA award winners from across the state for their commitment to literacy education. Please join us in congratulating these dedicated educators:

Celebrate Literacy Statewide Winner: Elaine Bukowiecki  (MACURE)

Celebrate Literacy Local Council Winners:

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Join us for these special events at the MRA Conference

Conference Reading Treasure

Join us for these special events at the MRA Conference


The MRA Conference is a wonderful time to gather with colleagues to learn together and share our love of literacy. We get inspired from the keynote speakers. We learn about new ideas and strategies during the conference sessions. And we share in our professional community during special events. As you plan your conference activities, we hope you will include some of these special events: Read More

Calling all Manuscripts!! Primer Deadline extended to March 28th!

Please consider submitting an article for publication in the Primer. The next Primer  journal issue will be on the theme: Disciplinary Literacy. The  manuscript submission deadline is EXTENDED to  March 28, 2017. Submit a manuscript to Jo Ann Thompson  jothompson25@comcast.net.


Manuscript Submission Guidelines

The Primer welcomes original contributions on all facets of reading, language arts, and literacy education. Guidelines are as follows:

  • Manuscripts are limited to no more than 6,000 words including references and other material (tables, charts, etc.)
  • Manuscripts should be double-spaced in 12 point font and should be saved as Microsoft Word documents
  • Manuscripts should be prepared according to the style specified by the most recent edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (APA) style manual

Each manuscript should include a cover sheet containing (a) the manuscript title, (b) the author’s name, affiliation, position, preferred mailing address, email address, telephone number(s), and fax number. No identifying information should appear elsewhere in the manuscript.


Last Chance for MRA Conference Discounts!

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Now that winter vacation is over, it’s time to register for the MRA Conference. Friday, March 3rd is the last chance to take advantage of conference discounts! The new feature of signing up for sessions when you register has been very popular. You will want to register soon to reserve your seat in the sessions you most want to see. After you register for the conference, don’t forget to reserve your hotel room. There are still some hotel rooms available.

Tickets for the Bus to Boston will be available until March 14th. The bus will leave the Marriott at 7PM and drop off riders at Quincy Market, giving you easy access to the North End, the Waterfront, the Seaport, T.D. Garden, and the T.  Wouldn’t it be fun to spend the night in the city? Even if you’ve already registered for the conference, you can register for the Bus to Boston  separately. Read More