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Missouri Literacy Association

An Affiliate of International Literacy Association




The mission of the Missouri Literacy Association is to empower educators, ensure equity, inspire students & encourage leaders with the equitable resources they need to make literacy accessible for all in our diverse community.



Summer MLA Book Clubs

    JUNE                JULY                       AUGUST

             

June 17 & 24   July 15 & 22        SEL focus - August 3

       6:30 - 7:30 pm      6:30 - 7:30 pm                        6:30 - 7:45 pm 

                        All times listed are Central Daylight Time.

WHO: ALL are invited!

WHAT: Discussion of book with author attending last session.

The last session will be a Q & A with the author.

For the August Book Club, there will be only one session.

We will read and discuss the picture books followed by the author joining us for the last part of the session.

WHERE: On Zoom

COST: July & August Book Clubs are FREE for ALL!


June is a MEMBERS-ONLY EVENT & FREE for members.

Not a member, join now for $20. 

Become a member of MLA here.


FOR MORE INFO ON THE BOOKS & TO REGISTER,

PLEASE CLICK ON THE LINK TO THE RIGHT

OR

CLICK ON BOOK CLUB MONTH ABOVE.


REGISTRATION OPENS MAY 7 at 7 am CDT.

To purchase books, simply click on the book picture above.

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Coming Soon!


May 4, 2021

Rescheduled to Tuesday, May 25 at 6:30 pm CDT


The second episode of Literacy in the Lou with Michelle Franklin of Special School District and hosts Dr. Shea Kerkhoff and Dr. Shanise Terrell will discuss Family Literacy and Engagement.



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In May celebrate the following national holidays!     Click on the link for books to share with students or lesson plans.


Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month!

From ReadBrightly

From Mighty Girl


Latino Books Month

From Mighty Girl


Jewish American Heritage Month

 For lesson plans & teacher guides


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Looking for a Book Recommendation?

Looking for a book recommendation for professional development, reading aloud to a class or for a student to read independently?  Check out our Good Reads Section on the drop down bar above.

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The International Literacy Association has recognized the MLA with the Certificate of Gratitude

"for its remarkable leadership during the challenges of 2020. Through the twin pandemics of COVID-19 and racial injustice, you and your members have shown unparalleled dedication and resolve as we continue to pivot to best serve educators and their students.

You have demonstrated resilience and a commitment to everything ILA stands for: equity and literacy for all."

                                                           

Help us build literacy in Missouri!

MLA

Stands With ILA For

Racial Justice and Equality!

Overcoming Racial Injustice

Read the joint statement from ILA and the editors of their academic journals and rise to this call to action.

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The Missouri Reader

This most recent issue of our state journal is now available.



The Missouri Reader 

Winter 2020

SPECIAL SECTION:

Teaching Literacy Virtually 2020 & Beyond


Nuts and bolts ideas about how to implement distance learning.

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Message From MLA Chairperson 

Dr. Sam Bommarito

 Responding to Trauma in Your Classroom

From Learning for Justice:

Trauma can have significant and lasting effects on students. This PD Café will help you learn how to recognize the signs of trauma, better understand the causes of trauma, and take steps to establish social and emotional safety in your classroom.


Read more HERE.



Our Mantra

There is no such thing as a child who hates to read;

There are only children 

who have not found 

the right book.

                By Frank Serafini

              


Annual Conference

Virtual Speaker Series

2020-21



Register HERE

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