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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.

Upcoming Events

Register at https://bit.ly/RaciallyRelevant3

Coming in 2022:

Rachael Gabriel (April)

Molly Ness (September)

Look for details soon!

Help us build literacy in Missouri!

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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.


The Missouri Reader

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

The Missouri Reader 

Winter 2020


Teaching Literacy Virtually 2020 & Beyond

Nuts and bolts ideas about how to implement distance learning.


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


Register HERE

Designed for ALL K-12 Language Arts Teachers

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