North Dakota Reading Association

Thank you to everyone who attended our Summer Institute featuring Jan Richardson. Want to order more resources? Attached is the order brochure for Jan Richardson's Guided Reading resources.

Jan Richardson Guided Reading Resources Ordering Brochure.pdf

Upcoming events

       Statewide Literacy Book Study for Credit

                    Form your own study group and choose to study an author who will be speaking at the 

                                                       State Reading Conference April 27th or 28th in Bismarck.

       Credit Information, details and requirements will be posted October 15


  • 11 Jul 2016 2:55 PM | Dawn Bodtke (Administrator)

    Join NDRA today, now with more payment options!

  • 08 Jul 2016 6:38 PM | Dawn Bodtke (Administrator)

    NDRA President Tara Jordan and President Elect Melessa Bosch attending Literacy at the Ballpark in Boston for ILA 2016! 

  • 15 Jun 2016 10:09 AM | Becky Taylor (Administrator)

    Keep your kids engaged during the summer. Need some suggestions check out this link:

    18 practices

    Suggested by Donna Young Writer's Chair.

  • 27 Apr 2016 8:44 PM | Dawn Bodtke (Administrator)

    During our Spring NDRA meeting, President Brenda Seehafer passed the Ceremonial Gavel

    to incoming President Tara Jordan!

  • 14 Apr 2016 1:44 PM | Dawn Bodtke (Administrator)

    Last year, the International Literacy Association (ILA) started a conversation about literacy leadership, beginning with the impact collective action makes on eliminating illiteracy around the world. To propel the movement forward, experts in the field were brought together on April 14, 2015, to share ideas and inspiration.

    This April 14, ILA will convene its second annual Leaders for Literacy Day gathering in New York City. This year’s program Literacy Leadership: A Critical Driver to Advancing Literacy for All will focus on how leaders must steer conversation and action in the #AgeofLiteracy.

    We'll hear from leaders in the field through keynote and spotlight addresses and then a dynamic panel to allow discussion among experts. These leaders will address collaborative approaches to develop and advance literacy worldwide, offering multidisciplinary approaches from their varied backgrounds in the education, nonprofit, private, and public sectors. Afterward, discussions will be more informal as panelists and attendees come together for networking and continued engagement. All of the action will be live-tweeted and then covered in depth on Literacy Daily.

    This year’s literacy leaders include Lily Valtchanova, Research Liaison Officer at UNESCO; Rebecca McDonald, founder and Chief Executive Officer of Library for All; Steven Duggan, Director of Worldwide Education Strategy at Microsoft; Leslie Engle Young, Director of Impact at Pencils of Promise; Jody Spiro, Director of Education Leadership at the Wallace Foundation; Christie Vilsack, Senior Advisor for International Education at USAID; Marcie Craig Post, Executive Director of ILA. The panel will be moderated by Liz Willen, Editor in Chief at The Hechinger Report.

    Celebrate Leaders for Literacy Day and join the conversation April 14 starting at 10 a.m. ET by following @ILAToday and #AgeofLiteracy on Twitter. Engage in our virtual dialogue by writing about the topic on your personal or your organization’s blog or by posting about the event and theme to your social media channels using #AgeofLiteracy. And, if you are in New York, please RSVP today and join us at the Institute of International Education.

    Nicole Lund is ILA’s communications intern.

  • 18 Feb 2016 11:22 PM | Kristen Scholand (Administrator)

    Join us on Saturday, March 5th at the Fargo Public Library to celebrate Dr. Seuss. We will have a variety of Dr. Seuss themed activities and prizes. This is a family event from 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

  • 24 Jan 2016 4:31 PM | Chris Dettlaff (Administrator)
    SCRC is having a Family Literacy Night February 9th 4:15-6:15 PM at the Career Academy.  We have a artist coming in to do projects with our members and their kiddos.  Members are encourage to bring their kids to participate in making various projects.  Come and enjoy the fun!!!

  • 12 Jan 2016 8:17 AM | Becky Taylor (Administrator)

    Sunday night it was the Golden Globes. It seems like that is the start of every week there being some kind of entertainment show giving themselves awards. Did you know that yesterday was the children's literature awards day? Yesterday the Newbery, Caldecott, Printz, Coretta Scott King and other awards were announced?

    I myself get a more excited about those awards than the ones that are televised. What do adults think are the best books for kids from past year. I was surprised this year and something happened that I have only seen happen once before (I have only seriously been following the awards for 15 years) a book won the Newbery and got honorable mention in Caldecott. LAST STOP ON MARKET STREET was the big winner in the Newbery category. 

    So check out the list of winners and add to your To Be Read list. 

  • 02 Jan 2016 12:13 PM | Becky Taylor (Administrator)

    The New Year is here and also the chance to reset my reading goals for the year. I have accounts on many sites that allow you to keep track of the books you have read. Today in my email I got a reminder from GoodReads to set my reading goals for the year. I keep track more on Shelfari for that so went in today and set a goal. I am breaking it up into shorter time periods this year. I found that last year I had to set new goals in the middle of the year. I like that I can set them for shorter time periods. Like when I set a goal for summer reading. 

    So have you thought about your reading goals for the year? Do you do a certain number of books, or do you following something like what came across my feed from Follett Learning? That you try to read books with certain criteria? Whatever it is remember to keep reading and broadening your reading circle. There are great books out there to discover.

  • 02 Dec 2015 9:50 PM | Dawn Bodtke (Administrator)

    Exciting things have been happening at NCRC  and we want to share!

    Downtown Minot has been undergoing a major facelift, it has impacted many of the businesses and even made our kickoff night - A Night on Literacy Lane interesting! Due to the construction, The Taube Museum's basement was flooded, more than once! The Museum does so much for our schools and community, we as members knew we needed to help! During our classes we had a donation jar and before our EdCamp class we had a pizza fundraiser dinner.

    Our council is VERY excited to announce that we were able to present Margaret Lee of the Taube with a donation of $230!

    Next - this year as a council we decided to give back to our members! We offered four $250 grants! Our members had to submit an application on how they would use the grant to improve literacy in their classrooms/schools. We were able to share the news via a fun video featuring our officers! We hope to continue this in future years! Congratulations to all of our winners!! Stay tuned to updates with what each member spent their donation on!

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