Welcome to the Placer Area Reading Council’s website. It is our hopes that this site will provide resources and tools for building or enhancing your love for reading. Let uwelcomes know how we can make this site better.

The Placer Area Reading Council (PARC) is a professional organization affiliated with the California Reading Association (CRA) and the International Reading Association (IRA). We are composed of teachers, administrators, parents, librarians, paraprofessionals, students, and others interested in promoting literacy.

ourmissionPARC seeks to foster the love of reading, and improve the teaching and writing at all educational levels by providing informative meetings and in-services; recognizing the efforts of local educators, students and community members; and promoting mutual understanding and cooperative efforts among teachers, administrators, parents, and the community.

Principals….Educators…ask yourselves, “Who is the Literacy Rockstar at our school site who deserves to be honored for going over and above the program to make students lovers of reading and writing? Or who is the one teacher that willingly mentors or guides other teachers in the area of literacy, in that they may grow themselves as teachers of literacy.

We know you have a special teacher in mind that deserves to be nominated! Use the links below for more information on this award
and for the criteria for the selection process. Principals, with input from your staff, please fill in the nomination form.

Deadline to guarantee participation in the selection process is March 6, 2015.
All winners will be contacted about the April 14th Awards Banquet!
[Teacher Nomination Form]    [Principal’s Info Letter]


Don’t miss these informative and timely informational workshops.
[Register for the next workshop (information below)]

PARC Series 14-15  Erin Dealey

PARC Series 14-15 Ron Boren_Page_2

Click on the photo above to read this interesting article.


Click above to watch an interview/StorySmashup with Dav Pilkey & Jeff Kinney (Captain Underpants & Wimpy Kid books) They describe how they plan, and organize a book.


Promoting literacy and love of reading by building free book exchanges.
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Here’s a link for a copy of the hand outs from the CRA PDI.




Click on the logo to the right to access Resources for the California Young Readers’ Medal Books:



facebookbannerEvery principal who has 10 teachers “like” us on our facebook page will receive one free membership. [more information here]

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Follow what is happening at a fellow
CRA Council , the Sacramento Area
Reading Association (SARA).[SARA Website]