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Find popular journal articles, videos, podcasts, and our BRAND-NEW IRA E-ssentials column series. You can read E-ssentials practical content anytime on any PDF-friendly device. E-ssentials columns include:

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  • Common Core in Your Classroom
  • Motivating Readers, Inspiring Teachers
  • Engaging the Adolescent Learner…and more!

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IRA is all about bringing together a community of peers and mentors to share ideas, resources, and career success stories. This collaborative atmosphere is so exciting at our annual conference, where you can network in person. Or you can join the conversation online through our vibrant and rapidly growing followings on Facebook and Twitter—and on IRA's Engage blog.

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Cultivate relationships with experts in the field of literacy from around the world and choose from more than 500 valuable professional development sessions at the IRA Annual Conference. Members receive a significant discount on conference registration! Be inspired by literacy leaders, prominent speakers, and best-selling children's authors.

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Enjoy a 20% Member Discount and choose from more than 200 books, videos, and other professional development resources published by IRA. It's one-stop shopping for all the BEST literacy research and practical classroom materials available!

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Only IRA members receive two exclusive publications FREE. Enjoy our monthly e-newsletter, IRA Inspire. Discover creative concepts for hands-on instruction delivered directly to your inbox. Dive into our award-winning magazine, Reading Today. Every bimonthly issue has real-world, research-based articles on the hottest topics in literacy education.

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You can make a difference by getting involved...help shape the future of education!

IRA provides a number of unique ways to get involved with literacy outside the classroom. Connect with literacy professionals in your area through our network of local and state/provincial councils and national affiliates. Or choose from 38 special interest groups and explore various issues with professionals who share your concerns. You can also support our literacy advocacy efforts and work to influence education policy.

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  • The Reading Teacher: The most popular journal for educators of students up to age 12
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  • Reading Research Quarterly: The leading journal offering original, multidisciplinary literacy research

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