About Us

Promoting Literacy for All for Over 50 Years

California Reading Association (CRA) is a non-profit professional organization of educators who are actively involved in all aspects of reading and language arts education, from kindergarten through university levels. The state organization, an affiliate of the International Literacy Association (ILA), consists of more than 23 active local reading councils located in different service areas around the state. Educators hold memberships in this professional organization.
  • Provide a local and statewide network of teachers and administrators associated with issues of reading and language arts instruction, including writing, spelling, thematic instruction, and assessment.
  • Advocate for strong balanced reading and language arts programs for all learners in which essential literacy skills and high-quality texts are used effectively to create a seamless curricular approach to promote literacy for all.
  •  Promote common core-aligned instruction designed to meet the needs of all learners.

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