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 Literacy Association (ILA). 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. Read more about PARC on our brochure found HERE.


Webinar Series

Young Authors

Young Authors Celebration 2019  Read Across America 2019  Lori Oczkus and Reciprocal Teaching 2019 Kathy Perez 2019 Strategies for Teaching Active Reading to struggling students STARSS and Betsy Stenklyft on Phonemic Awareness 2019

PARC Supports Global Learning

For many years Placer Area Reading Council has donated funds to support a library in a school for homeless children located near Johannesburg in South Africa. The photos show renovations being made due to some recent corporate donations. Cleaning, painting, new bathroom fixtures. A visit from Sister Mary (retired director), children in their new “Toms” shoes helping paint, and the busy school library.  Check out the Facebook page for “Lerato Educational Centre”! Thanks to Rene Taylor for the articles and photos.

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]