Mission StatementThe Portland Reading Council is dedicated to imparting the value of literacy, increasing the understanding of literacy and promoting equitable access to reading and writing in schools and the community. We provide a forum for teachers and community members to explore current literacy theories and practices, thus enhancing the teaching of reading and writing, and promoting lifelong literacy.
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A curriculum doesn’t teach a child… a trained teacher does. This workshop provides foundational knowledge in structured literacy instruction. In this engaging and interactive session, participants will: learn strategies to use with students who fear “looking different” because they learn … Continue reading
Looking for ideas to bring Latino culture into your literacy block or library? Join us for an after-school K-8 workshop featuring superstar Ruth Culham and her new book Dream Wakers: Mentor Texts That Celebrate Latino Culture. Ruth will share practical … Continue reading
We are thrilled to announce the winner of our scholarship. Krista Sutherland is a senior at Eastern Oregon University, Gresham campus. A 4.0 student, Krista is working on her BA in Elementary education as well as Reading and ESOL endorsements. … Continue reading
The Portland Reading Council is led by two outstanding literacy educators: Julie Owens, Associate Professor at Concordia University (on left) and Amy Morinville, Reading Intervention Teacher at Ron Russell Middle School in the David Douglas School District. Julie and Amy … Continue reading