Posted by on 29 December, 2010
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Welcome!  We hope that you find this site informative and that you will return to it often to stay current with IRA and today’s literacy instruction.  We welcome your comments and questions.

— Glenda Nugent

MSC-IRA State Coordinator

Write to Learn Conference – SPECIAL EVENT!

Posted by on 4 February, 2016
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Will you be attending the Write to Learn Conference at Tan-tar-a, February 25-27, 2016? If you have not registered, please check out the great speakers on the link below. When you register, please indicate that you are a member of MSC/IRA.

If you are attending, we want you to come visit with your literacy friends. Please join MSC/IRA and Achieve 3000 for a special Happy Hour networking event on Thursday, February 25 from 4:00-5:30 in Parasol 1 to meet with other literacy friends, enjoy a snack, and maybe win some prizes! Follow the link below to learn more about this GREAT conference.




Posted by on 25 January, 2016
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The Missouri State Council of the IRA will host a statewide meeting for all council leaders on June 11, 2016. Details will be announced soon. You don’t want to miss this day of training for council leaders, professional development to support your classrooms, and lots of networking FUN!

HELLO from ILA to Council Leaders

Posted by on 8 December, 2015
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We’re excited for the ILA 2016 Conference in Boston and hope you are, too. To help with your planning, here’s where and when Council awards will be distributed at ILA 2016:

· The Award of Excellence, Honor Council Awards, and Council Achievement Awards will be presented at a short and informal gathering after the Council training session on Friday, July 8.

· Four peer-reviewed awards will be given out at the ILA Awards Reception and Ceremony: the Advocacy Award, Exemplary Reading Program Award, Local Community Service Award, and ILA Distinguished Council Award.

If your Council is an award recipient, but will not be attending ILA 2016, we will mail your award to you. We’ll provide more details about the Council training session, ILA Awards Reception and Ceremony, and how to RSVP to ILA 2016 Council events soon.

Upcoming Council Award Deadlines

December 15, 2015:

· Advocacy Award submission due

· Local Council Community Service Award submission due

· ILA Council Achievement Intent to Participate Form (poster session and/or award submission intent) due

January 4, 2016:

· Honor Council Award submission due

· Award of Excellence submission due

To access more information about the above awards, please go to this web address: