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.
WELCOME BACK TO SCHOOL!!
CRA is here to support you this fall. Please join us for Webinars, Book Study and a Virtual Conference to make your year outstanding.
KICK OFF THE SCHOOL YEAR WITH
Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan
Hi-Lo: Making Reading Equitable
Thursday, August 13, 2020
4 pm – 5 pm
Virginia will be sharing her newest Hi-Lo titles and discuss the importance of Hi-Lo texts and their role in the reading experiences of older struggling readers. (REGISTER ONLINE)
TEACHING WORDS and HOW THEY WORK
featuring Elfrieda H. Hiebert
Thursday, September 17, 2020
4 pm – 5 pm
Teachers will learn how to: Identify the most important word families to teach. Teach students to use opening text as background knowledge for comprehending the rest of the text. (REGISTER ONLINE)
JOIN THE CRA BOOK STUDY and EXPLORE WAYS
TO ENERGIZE DISTANCE LEARNING!
SESSION DATES BELOW
4 pm – 5 pm
August 27 (Chapter 1)
September 3 (Chapter 2)
September 24 (Meet the Author Live!
October 1 (Chapter 3)
October 15 (Chapter 4)
SAVE THE DATE FOR CRA’S FIRST
TEXT MEETS TECH!
November 13 – 14, 2020
You don’t want to miss this exciting event. (REGISTER ONLINE)
Every principal who has 10 teachers “like” us on our facebook page will receive one free membership. [more information here]
Follow what is happening at a fellow
CRA Council , the Sacramento Area
Reading Association (SARA).[SARA Website]