Members of the North Carolina Reading Association (NCRA) join our Literacy Partners in promoting literacy and lifelong learning. These Literacy Partners include professional associations of educators, their special projects, and government agencies and link to their.edu sites.
International Reading Association (IRA)
IRA supports affiliated state and local councils. The North Carolina Reading Association (NCRA) is an affiliated state council. IRA has awarded NCRA with its Award of Excellence. www.reading.org/Resources/AwardsandGrants/council_excellence.aspx
Read/Write/Think provides educators, parents, and afterschool professionals with access to the high-quality practices in reading and language arts instruction by offering exemplary lessons and supplementary materials, free of charge. The International Reading Association (IRA) and the National Council of the Teachers of English (NCTE) sponsor the website.
The North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (NCDPI)
NCDPI is the agency charged with implementing the state’s public school laws and State Board of Education’s policies and procedures for preK-12. NCRA works closely with NCDPI consultants to disseminate news about professional opportunities, events, meetings and issues concerning literacy in North Carolina.
North Carolina Association of College Professors of Reading (NCACPR)
The purposes of NCACPR are to promote exemplary teacher education in reading and English language arts; to promote research in reading and language arts; to help members and others informed of federal & state legislative action pertinent to reading education; to provide information and recommendations on matters related to reading education to local, state, and national government representatives, State Board of Education, and Department of Public Instruction personnel; and to encourage colleagues, teachers, and college students to join the International Reading Association, the North Carolina Reading Association, and local reading councils.
North Carolina Library Association (NCLA)
An affiliate of the American Library Association and the Southeastern Library Association, the North Carolina Library Association promotes libraries, library and information services, librarianship, intellectual freedom and literacy.
North Carolina School Library Media Association (NCSLMA)
The North Carolina School Library Media Association serves the professional needs and concerns of the school library media community in our state. NCSLMA sponsors three popular reading incentive programs, www.ncslma.org/book-competitions.html:
- Battle of the Books (Elementary and Middle School)
- The North Carolina Children’s Book Award
- The North Carolina Young Adult Book Award
State Library of North Carolina
The State Library of North Carolina provides direct services to state government employees and to anyone with a research interest in the history, culture, geography, economy and people of North Carolina. The North Carolina Center of the Book, http://statelibrary.ncdcr.gov/ld/nccftb/cftb.html,
a collaborative project sponsored by the State Library of North Carolina, focuses public interest on books, reading, libraries and the literary heritage of the state. The North Carolina Center for the Book supports the public library’s role as a community cultural center by developing and coordinating a wide range of programs hosted locally by public libraries and their community partners.
North Carolina English Teachers Association (NCETA)
The North Carolina English Teachers Association is the professional organization of North Carolina English Language Arts educators. Its mission is to promote quality instruction and to empower teachers to be educational leaders by providing staff development that addresses the demands of 21st century teaching and learning. NCETA is an affiliate of the National Council of Teachers of English.
North Carolina Literacy Association (NCLA)
The North Carolina Literacy Association (NCLA) supports the development and sustained growth of independent community-based literacy programs through public awareness, advocacy and the sharing of ideas and methodologies.
North Carolina Newspapers in Education (NCNIE)
N.C. Newspapers in Education, a program of the N.C. Press Foundation, supports the use of print and online newspapers for teaching and learning in homes, public and private schools and adult education.
The North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA)
The North Carolina Scholastic Media Association (NCSMA) serves scholastic journalism and works for the advancement of publications, such as student-produced newspapers, literacy magazines, yearbooks. Member schools include junior high and high schools from across the state. A few elementary schools are also members.