The mission of the Kansas Reading Association is to promote learning through quality literary experiences for all.

Join us for the 2016-2017 Professional Book Study

This year’s book will be Steven Layne’s book, In Defense of Read-Aloud: Sustaining Best Practice.

KRA members are invited to form small book-study groups within their individual schools/districts to read and implement the ideas presented in the book. All participants must be KRA members and register their group during the fall of the 2016-2017 school year. The study will officially begin on November 7, 2016.

The deadline to register your group will be November 14, 2016.

Contact Dr. Susan Knell at with any questions about the 2016-2017 KRA Professional Book Study.

For more information or to register online, please click a button below.



New school year, new Campaign for Literacy

I would like to take this opportunity to welcome you to the Kansas Reading Association.  Our theme for the 2016-17 school year is CAMPAIGN FOR LITERACY.  After all, don’t we want to be the greatest advocates for the development of literacy skills?  This goal, of course, may be achieved in a variety of ways.  This is where the Kansas Reading Association can step in and help.

Take a look at our incredible website.  It is full of ideas including:

As a member of KRA, you have the opportunity to have a voice at your local level and also on the State level.  We welcome your participation!  We are growing with membership options of not only the regular membership, but also mentor and retired memberships.  And also recently, we have added institutional memberships available through our universities.  We love getting pre-service teachers involved with their fresh ideas! 

Our Kansas Reading Association is looking forward to an exciting year of literacy opportunities.  Come join our campaign!

Yours in literacy,
Deanna Burton
KRA President, 2016-2017

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Electronic Book Bag project unveiled

KRA's new Electronic Book Bag project was unveiled at the 2016 Fall Conference. Parents, students, and teachers can utilize these free electronic resources to help students engage and explore picture books. Currently there are 5 book bags online with more set to be released in the coming weeks. The new website is located at

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