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

Upcoming events

18 Jul 2015 • St. Louis, Missouri
24 Jul 2015 • Harding University, Searcy, AR

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. 

Call for Proposals now Open!

If you would like to present at the 2015 ARA Literacy Conference click here to complete the form.

Planning for next year:

Check out our new cost planning guide to assist you and your administration.

    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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