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

Professional Conversation Series

No More Summer-Reading Loss is part of the Not This, But That series, edited by Nell K. Duke and Ellin Oliver Keene.

“Everyone loves summer—except reading teachers. Kids take a vacation from books and those with limited access to books lose ground to their peers. You may have thought there’s nothing you can do about it, but there is. No More Summer-Reading Loss shows how to ensure that readers continue to grow year round.

School-based practitioners Carrie Cahill and Kathy Horvath join with renowned researchers Anne McGill-Franzen and Dick Allington to help you make summer readers out of every student. You’ll stop summer-reading loss as they help you:

  • identify practices that inadvertently contribute to it
  • understand the research on its implications and its prevention
  • take research-based action with 8 instructional strategies.

Building independence. Keeping kids on grade-level. Closing the achievement gap. These are just a few of the valuable outcomes that No More Summer-Reading Loss can support. Most importantly, it will help you pass on a love of reading that knows no season and gives readers confidence when they return in the fall.”

Loudoun County Public Schools
Administration Building, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA 20148, Room 102 A/B

March 14 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Karen Banks, English Learner Resource Teacher, LCPS

Registration Link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444AEAD22A2FA7-nomore4

Arlington Public Schools
2110 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA, Conference Room 354

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Mary Lou Rube, Reading Specialist, LCPS

Registration Link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444AEAD22A2FA7-nomore5

Prince William County Public Schools
Independent Hill Complex (IHC), 14800 Joplin Road, Manassas, VA 20112, Building 51, Room 203

March 21 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Registration Link https://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444AEAD22A2FA7-nomore6

VSRA Calendar of events

Link to VSRA Events.