The California Reading Association
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49th Annual PDI - Save the Date!

November 4-5, 2016 – Visalia Convention Center
Come to Historic Visalia - The Bridge to Northern and Southern California
Keynote Speakers:
Donalyn Miller
Regie Routman

Authors:    Featured Speakers:
Margarita Engle
MaryAnn Fraser
Virginia Loh-Hagan
Erin Dealey
Alexis O'Neill
   Danny Brassell, Nancy Brynelson,
MaryAnn Fraser, Cynthia Dollins,
Adria Klein,Margaret Moustafa,
MaryEllen Vogt, Sandra Yoon
Ruth Yopp-Edwards, Hallie Yopp
And many more to come...

PDI Flyer

Be an EARLY BIRD - Register Today!
Registration by Mail (download pdf)
Online registration coming soon...

Exhibitor Prospectus

Presentation Proposal Form - deadline April 1, 2016

Hotel Reservations - Book your hotel reservations online now! Great group rates at the Visalia Marriott at the Convention Center.

2015 PDI Speaker Handouts

2015 Eureka! Honorees

ELA/ELD Framework and Materials

2016 CSLA State Conference

Book Club Blog

Join our free Book Club Blog on Just the Facts: Close Reading and Comprehension of Informational Text by Lori Oczkus. You may earn a post semester unit for just $60 from U. of Pacific if you register by May 1 and blog at least 3 times by May 30. Email for more information.

  • Click on blog/post you want to view. Scroll down to see them all.  We will be talking about the last chapter next month,  but it's easy to catch up!
  • Under a post/blog are Comments/No Comments  (if no one posted). 
  • Under Post  a Comment is a box with "Enter your comment..."
  • Click inside the box and type your comments.
  • Hit publish. That's it!  

Please join us! Just click: Book Club Blog                    

Opportunities for Teachers

CRA is pleased to provide a new link for professional development opportunities. On-line classes, webinars and  links to websites that our members might find valuable, can be found on this link.

Click: Opportunities for Teachers

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