Arkansas Reading Association

An affiliate of International Literacy Association

Welcome to ARA

Our Mission...

The Arkansas Reading Association , an affiliate of the International Literacy Association, is a professional organization of individuals, institutions, and councils dedicated to promoting reading and developing literacy.

Save the Date:

Literacy... the App for Life

November 19-20, 2015
Arkansas Reading Association
Literacy Conference
Literacy...the App for Life

ARA's Literacy Conference Program (Tentative)

Click here to see the great lineup of sessions!


AAEA member Tracie Luttrelll was recently honored as this year's recipient of the Arkansas Reading Association's Administrator in Reading Award.  Principal of Flippin Elementary School, she was presented with a plaque at the ARA's Council Leadership Institute Luncheon July 24 in Searcy on the campus of Harding University.  Tracie is credited by those who nominated her as having "changed the world of reading for every student at Flippin" by organizing a summer reading program and by implementing a dyslexia program a year prior to most districts. She also completed training as a dyslexia tester. 
Tracie will be presenting a session at the ARA Literacy Conference in November where sessions will be held on such topics as dyslexia, literacy leadership, secondary remediation, and much more.

Tracie Luttrell (left) Flippin Elementary Principal, with Caroline Schenk, ARA's 2014-15 President and Principal at Baldwin Elementary in Paragould.

2015 Literacy Conference

Click here for online registration and other information about ARA's upcoming conference!

Ruth Culham

Keynote Speaker

November 19, 2015
Author of 6+1 Traits of Writing: The Complete Guide for the Primary Grades 

Ruth Culham is the recognized expert in the traits of writing field and author of many professional resources. She creates and conducts teacher workshops and is a well-known featured speaker at the state and national levels. 

ARA Blog

Introducing ARA's blogger  -   Alyson Low.   She wants to know if you have any humorous back-to-school tips of your own to share with your fellow literacy educators.

Literacy Leader

Do you know someone who exhibits leadership qualities and promotes literacy?

The Arkansas Reading Association can help you recognize individuals that shine as Literacy Leaders.

Help ARA let these individuals know that we appreciate and recognize their efforts to promote literacy by presenting them the ARA Literacy Leader pin.
Each recipient will receive an email explaining that YOU have recognized his/her efforts.

They will be able to pick up their Literacy Leader pin and certificate at the 2015 ARA Literacy Conference,  In addition their name will be displayed with the many other literacy leaders at our conference.

The best part about this recognition is it only costs $5 and the proceeds will go ARA literacy projects, grants and scholarships.  

Recognize your  Literacy Leaders today.

Address: 3450 Clearwell Rd., Conway, AR, 72034

Phone: (501) 327-2377


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