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 us 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.
PARC 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.
COME JOIN US!
Welcome to the 2019-2020 school year. On September 5th Kathy Perez gave a rousing presentation at Sierra Elementary in Rocklin. She had us dancing, moving and grooving and sent us home with practical and creative ideas to implement in our classrooms the very next day. If you missed Kathy, no worries, for she will be a featured speaker at the CRA State Reading Conference on October 18-19, 2019 right here in Sacramento at the McClellan Conference Center. We have posted a video of Kathy at the bottom of this page. Everything you need to know about the conference is right here on our website as you scroll down.
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 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.
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:
Every principal who has 10 teachers “like” us on our facebook page will receive one free membership. [more information here]
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CRA Council , the Sacramento Area
Reading Association (SARA).[SARA Website]