2025 WSRA Conference

Infinite Pages: The Unfolding Story of Literacy

Share Your Expertise!

WSRA is now taking Session Proposals for the 2025 WSRA Conference held in Milwaukee at the Baird Center from February 6-7. Proposals due June 5, 2024.

Submit  Your Proposal


What's New?

Free access and download to this text, Fact Checking the Science of Reading: Opening Up the Conversation

"Rob Tierney and P David Pearson explore the validity of claims associated with the Science of Reading as they have appeared in social media, the popular press, and academic works.

The book offers a comprehensive review of these claims—analyzing the evidence, reasoning, assumptions, and consequences associated with each claim—and closes with ideas for moving beyond the debates to greater consensus or accommodation of differences. The book is a must read for educators involved in teaching reading, as well as parents, policy makers, and other stakeholders."

Access the entire book here


Debunking SoR Neuroscience Claims Webinar

From April 24, 2024 - with Dr. Steven Strauss

Sponsored by the California Association for Bilingual Education (CABE)

Dr. Steven Strauss, an MD in Neurology and PhD in Linguistics shares his critical analysis of the false neuroscience and linguistic claims promoted by the Science of Reading. Insights from experts in neuroscience, linguistics and biliteracy are the focus of this Webinar.

Watch on Youtube



Literacy Research Symposium

Reclaiming the Sciences of Reading

June 13, 2024

at Carthage College, Kenosha, Wisconsin


with Keynote Speakers
Elfrieda Hiebert, Decoteau Irby and Susan Tily

Register Here

WSRA Families and Literacy Committee invites you to share June's 

Calendar of Reading Suggestions for June 2024 with parents!

              Celebrating Diversity Through Literacy

  Join a WSRA Local Council!

WSRA's work is extended through local councils which engage in charitable  and educational activities and initiatives consistent with the mission of the Association. Network with other literacy experts in your area. Consider joining your local council!

Visit our Local Councils' Pages for more information.

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WSRA's Mission

The Wisconsin State Reading Association provides leadership, advocacy, and professional learning for implementing effective literacy practices, understanding the complex nature of literacy, honoring the unique needs of our diverse students, and engaging them to apply their literacies in meaningful ways in a changing world.


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Expertise Matters!

Research Grounds Us!

Literacy is a complex process requiring a comprehensive approach and a mindset shift.

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