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Ready to become a member of the Michigan Reading Association?

Here are some of the benefits of membership:

  • - Digital networking with colleagues who share a commitment and passion for promoting  literacy
  • - Connections to local reading councils for close/frequent opportunities to energize your  teaching
  • - A voice on the MRA Board, through your elected regional representative
  • - Leadership opportunities on the MRA Board and its active committees
  • - State and national legislative/policy updates from our legislative advocate
  • - Connection to the International Literacy Association
  • - Three issues of the Michigan Reading Journal annually
  • - Three issues of our News and Views newsletter annually
  • - Lower fees for events, including the Research to Practice Institute and Summer  Literature Conference

Awards & Grants

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Local Councils

The Michigan Reading Association is broken down into 10 regions across the state of Michigan, serviced by our 10 Region Representatives. MRA works with local councils in these regions to provide support and professional development to members in every part of the state.

For information on a local council in your region, please see below or contact your local MRA representative.

Local Council Map

K - 12 Resources

Michigan Reading Association is proud to share with its members the following documents. The purpose of the literacy essentials is to increase Michigan’s capacity to improve children’s literacy by identifying a small set of research-supported literacy instructional practices that could be a focus of professional development throughout the state.

The focus of these documents are on classroom practices, rather than on school- or systems-level practices. Michigan Reading Association is proud to support the ongoing, collaborative work taking place across the Great Lakes State.

The following documents are the first of several to be shared.

GELN Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy - PreKindergarten

GELN Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy - Grades K-3

Links for K-12 teachers

International Project


The Guatemalan Literacy Project provides much-needed textbooks, computer labs, scholarships, and literacy training programs to underprivileged children in Guatemala.

The Michigan Reading Association was able to fund two to three classroom mini-libraries, each with about 30-40 books. These books will all be quality literature (a variety of fiction and non-fiction titles) that are relevant to the Guatemalan culture.

Thank you for your help promoting literacy around the world!

MRA Promotional Material

Please use the material below to promote MRA at your events, and among your colleagues, schools, students, etc.

International Reading Association