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 Reading 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!   or, if you need to renew your membership, click here and go to the Member Login!

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GWRC Professional Conversations

GWRC invites you to join a series of professional conversations. Members will gather to share effective and ineffective practices in teaching and learning based on the topics outlined in the Not This, But That Heinemann Series. Each month we will bring together university instructors, teachers, librarians, and literacy related practitioners to overview the topic and facilitate a grand conversation. Facilitators have been selected to share highlights of their work with the topic as part of the conversation. Members are free. Nonmembers are asked for a donation of $5.00. If you have questions, please contact Michelle Picard at michelle.picard@lcps.org.  Each session will have a unique sign up genius invitation.


Current Topic:

Not This But That: No More Phonics and Spelling Worksheets 


Facilitator/Instructor, Dr. Michelle Picard, LCPS Secondary Supervisor ELA

Facilitator/Instructor, Kirsten Fletcher, APS Reading Specialist

Sign Up For A Session Below

Date: March 21, 2018

Times: 5: 30-6:30 PM

Location: Arlington Public Schools, Sequoia Building, Room 103/105, 2110 Washington Blvd., Arlington, VA

Facilitator/Speaker: Kirsten Fletcher

Registration Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444aead22a2fa7-gwrc6


Date: March 22, 2018

Times: 5: 30-6:30 PM

Location: Loudoun County Public Schools, 21000 Education Court, Ashburn, VA

Facilitator/Speaker: Dr. Michelle Picard 


Registration Link: http://www.signupgenius.com/go/5080444aead22a2fa7-gwrc7


Spring 2017 Newsletter

GWRC Journal: Making Literacy Connections

The current journal is now online!


Meet The Executive Board!