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New York State Reading Association

New York State REading Association Publications

The New York State Reading Association produces various publications to keep our members informed and updated:

  • Language and Literacy Spectrum is a peer edited journal that is published yearly in the spring. 
Editors: Kelli Garas-York, Laura Klenk and Jennifer Reichenberg from  Buffalo State.  Click here for more information about this publication and details for submissions. This resource is available for members only. To access, please log in and look under the Members Only Tab.     
  • New York State Reading Scene is a newsletter published 1 - 3 times per year, highlighting various NYSRA events and information.

Editor:  Lisa Buske. This resource is available for members only. To access, please log in and look under the Members Only Tab.    

  • ReAD is an electronic newsletter highlighting NYSRA current events and sharing electronic resources.                                                      
Editor:  Sandi Kurbiel.  Submissions to this newsletter should be sent to Sandi on the 15th of the month via email to This publication is available to everyone.  Click here to view the most recent editions.
  • Teachers as Readers - book lists generated by our Teachers as Readers sessions during our Assembly of Delegates' Meetings.  See downloadable lists below.  
  • NYSRA's Digital Literacy Committee  provides oversight for our website which disseminates information about our organization, promotes membership and serves as an overall communication device for our members and people interested in our organization.  Some messages and resources are shared with the public through out social media outlets.  Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and YouTube.  If you have suggestions for us please contact our Communications Chair, Cindy Wells.                                                                                                                                                                                                             


Write on, NY!

Write on, NY! is a statewide writing initiative that promotes student writing and the Lifelong Practices of Writers. This initiative is a collaborative endeavor with New York State’s teachers, districts, educational organizations, the NYSED English Language Arts Advisory Panel, and statewide ELA and literacy professional organizations. Listed below are the Lifelong Practices for Writers, which guide the Next Generation Learning Standards for English Language Arts. For each of the following Lifelong Practices of Writers, click on the Practice to see recommendations of how this can be enacted in classrooms. As the Write on, NY! workgroup creates more resources, this website will expand. 

For more go to

Teachers As Readers (TAR) is an open forum held during Delegates' Meetings. Short "book talks" are led that focus on chosen themes.  All members are welcome to attend.  After TAR meets, a book list is uploaded for sharing with our membership. Please see the archives below for previous lists.

January 2021 Book/Resource List: Immigration and the Anniversary of the Openning of Ellis Island (January 1, 1892)

November 2020 Book/Resource List: Science, Scientists and the Scientific Method, and COVID Research

October 2020 Book/Resource List: Technology in the Twenty-first Century: Children's Literature, websites and more

Fall 2019 Book List:  Books that Promote Social-Emotional Skills

Spring 2019 Book List:  "We Smile in the Same Language: Celebrating Cultural Similarities and Differences!"

Fall 2018 Book List: Food

Spring 2018 Book List:  Poetry

Anyone with suggestions for future themes can email TAR Chairs, Bonnie Yanklowitz at or Karen Brungard at

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The New York State Reading Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

Mail to: P.O. Box 874, Albany, NY 12201-0874

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