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The California Reading Association

Dedicated to Literacy for Over Fifty Years

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Reading Association

Dedicated to Literacy for Over Fifty Years

Professional Development Lending Library

Attention Council Officers!

If so, read on... We have great news for you! The California Reading Association is very pleased to announce the creation of the CRA Professional Development Lending Library. At last, high- quality, affordable professional development is available all year long, anywhere in the state!
This service, available exclusively to council officers, puts a collection of outstanding professional development DVDs at your disposal. And, we’ve done the hard work of event-planning for you! When you borrow a DVD for a council event, we’ll provide all the support materials needed to make it a great success—a suggested workshop schedule and facilitator’s guide, a flyer you can customize and use to publicize your event, and blackline masters for participant handouts, including a note-taking guide.
What’s available now?
All of our DVDs were selected to meet the needs of teachers in grades K-5, and to support the Common Core State Standards. Our current titles include: CAFÉ in the Classroom and Daily 5 Alive! (The 2 Sisters); Happy Reading! (Debbie Miller, watch trailer); Nonfiction Writing (Linda Hoyt and Tony Stead); Strategy Instruction in Action (Stephanie Harvey and Anne Goudvis); and Time for Nonfiction (Tony Stead). For specific titles and information about each workshop, download our catalog!
Here’s how it works:
For more information email Lynda Griblin: lyndag5158@aol.com.

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