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

The Missouri Reader

Posted by on 15 February, 2017
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Don’t miss the latest edition of The Missouri Reader HERE!

In this issue of The Missouri Reader, you will find articles by teachers, for teachers that address a wide range of topics that can help each of us become better at what we love to do – teach children.  Whether you are a preschool teacher or high school teacher, there is something for you in this edition. The articles address many aspects of literacy, but one theme seemed to emerge in many of them – that of doing the best job we can of educating ALL children, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, country of origin, or the student’s immigration status. To echo this statement from Seattle Public Schools’ superintendent, Dr. Larry Nyland,

We will do whatever it takes to make sure every student thrives and I want to reassure you, we will do everything within our power to make sure that all of our children are safe, honored, and respected while in our care.”

Students are well aware of current issues that may make them feel unsafe and unwelcome. Please continue to do as you have always done – respect, honor, and LOVE every child in your care.  We hope the articles in The Missouri Reader give you some guidance your efforts to do just that.


SPECIAL MOTIVATION EDITION of The Missouri Reader Now Available!!!

Posted by on 10 November, 2016
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The Missouri State Council has published a SPECIAL EDITION of The Missouri Reader!!!  Find out how teachers motivate their students. Get special tips from Missouri Early Learning keynote speaker Danny Brassell and learn how children’s book author Dianne de Las Casas charms readers and audiences with her sparkling personality and engaging books.

ALSO… if your MISSOURI Local Reading Council wishes to find out how YOU can sponsor a READ and FEED Book Grant Project, check out the article by Dr. Betty Porter Walls and Dr. William Kerns, then follow the link to the grant application.




Read and Feed Legacy Project Launched by MSC and STL Suburban

Posted by on 9 November, 2016
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Are you interested in providing a “Read and Feed” Project at your Title I school?

In compliance with the national Title 1 feed program, the Missouri Read and Feed project is designed to improve student reading and literacy skills and foster parent engagement by providing books to children other than during school times.

If interested, please download the Read and Feed Book Grant Application  using the link below.

Contact the program chairperson, Ms. Jody Rozbicki with your questions.