Welcome To The Greater Washington Reading Council

The Greater Washington Reading Council sets its mission as promoting literacy and literacy education in this Northern Virginia region. A local affiliate of the Virginia State Reading Association, the Greater Washington Reading Council members are committed to supporting teachers, administrators, and the general public in the best practices of literacy instruction, pre-K to college and beyond.

Through professional conferences, an online newsletter, an evolving website, and a members-only journal, the Greater Washington Reading Council works to support the goals of the Virginia State Reading Association and the International Literacy Association.   Through these professional opportunities and continuing education events we, the members and literacy leaders in our region, assist the children of Northern Virginia in reaching the literacy standards set by the Commonwealth and the robust literacy objectives of the 21st century.  Click Here To Join GWRC! 

GWRC Proudly serves the following locations:
Arlington - Alexandria - Falls Church - Fairfax - Fauquier - Loudoun - Manassas - Manassas City - Prince William - Washington DC

Fall Conference

GWRC Fall Conference
Saturday, October 20, 2018

Image result for meg medinaFeaturing Meg Medina 
Cuban American author 

Break Out Sessions Will Include
*International Literacy Project
*Multicultural Literacy Activities
*Multicultural Books

No More Phonics Worksheets and No More Letter of the Week 

Rebecca McKayWilliam H. Teale,
Edited By Ellin Oliver KeeneNell K Duke

“Letter-a-week” may be a ubiquitous approach to teaching alphabet knowledge, but that doesn’t mean it’s an effective one. In No More Teaching a Letter a Week, early literacy researcher Dr. William Teale helps us understand that alphabet knowledge is more than letter recognition and identifies research-based principles of effective alphabet instruction, which constitutes the foundation for phonics teaching and learning.

Loudoun/ Fauquier/Fairfax

  • Facilitator: Michelle Picard, Supervisor, Secondary English and Reading, LCPS
  • Date: October 11, 2018 Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Location: Loudoun County Public Schools, Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148, Room 100 A
  • Registration Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444AEAD22A2FA7-gwrc16



Prince William/ Fairfax / Manassas City/ Manassas Park

  • Facilitator: Michelle Picard, Supervisor, Secondary English and Reading, LCPS
  • Date: October 25, 2018 Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Location: Prince William, Kelly Leadership Center (KLC), 14715 Bristow Road, Manassas, VA 20112, Room 2002/4
  • Registration Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444AEAD22A2FA7-gwrc15



Arlington/Alexandria/ Washington DC/ Falls Church

  • Facilitator: Kirsten Fletcher, Reading Specialist, APS
  • Date: October 18, 2018 Time: 5:30-6:30 PM
  • Location: Arlington Public Schools, 2110 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA, Conference Room 354

Registration Link: https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444AEAD22A2FA7-gwrc14

VSRA Calendar of events

Link to VSRA Events.