Minnesota Reading Association

Please join us for the Minnesota Reading Association’s

2016 Annual Conference


Teach for Hope: Learn with Optimism

See our Conference Post Card Here. 

Keynote:  Dr. Mary Ehrenworth

In addition to sessions from our Keynote Speaker, Dr. Mary Ehrenworth, there will also be a wide range of symposia, break out sessions, and poster sessions for participants to attend. Topics include:

• Culturally relevant literacy instruction

• Middle and High School instruction

• Best practices in literacy instruction

• Content area literacy

Sessions will be targeted to elementary, middle or secondary educators.

REGISTRATION FEE IS $150, which includes a complimentary year’s membership to MRA (current members will have a year added to their membership.) Click here to register.


Dr. Mary Ehrenworth is the author and co-author of over a dozen books, including: ThePower of Grammar; Pathways to the Common Core; Looking to Write: Teaching Writing Through the Visual Arts; Teaching Reading Through Fantasy Novels; and many volumes in the Units of Study in Teaching Reading and Units of Study in Teaching Writing. Her most recent articles for Educational Leadership include: “Unlocking the Secrets of Complex Texts,”and “Parents as Writing Partners,” and for the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy: “Those Who Can Coach Can Teach: Collaborating with Athletic Coaches to Raise the Level of Students’ Close Reading, Argumentation Skills, and Academic Agency.” Dr. Ehrenworth is Deputy Director of the Reading and Writing Project, a think tank at Teachers College, Columbia University, that leads research and staff development in global literacies. Mary works nationally and globally to empower students and teachers through critical literacy skills.


The MRA Conference is being held in partnership with the Hamline University Literacy Institute, July 12-15. To register for the full conference, click here.




















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