Exemplary Reading Program
Exemplary Reading Program Chairperson:
See www.lareading.org for detailed information to be considered.
The Exemplary Reading Program Award is sponsored by the International Reading Association to recognize outstanding reading and language arts programs at all grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school). Its purpose is to call the public's attention to outstanding programs in schools throughout North America. Each participating state and province can choose one winning school.
The program has five objectives: (1) to improve literacy in our society, (2) to recognize school staff who demonstrate excellence in reading and literacy programs, (3) to encourage the development and refinement of exemplary reading/language arts programs, (4) to report to the public noteworthy efforts to improve reading/language arts, and (5) to disseminate specific information about high-quality programs so that other professionals can use it to improve their own instructionsl efforts.
November 15 Application must be postmarked
November 22 Applications must arrive at IRA Headquarters. Faxed entries will
not be accepted.
February 1 Validated visits by state/provincial Exemplary Reading Program
Award Committee members will be completed.
February 10 State/Provincial Exemplary Reading Program Award Committee chair
will notify IRA Headquarter of winners.
March 1 IRA Headquarters will notify recipients of the award.
July LRA Awards Banquet
A completed application form must be submitted. Then prepare a description of your program, applying specifically the 10 guidelines listed. Description limited to 5 pages.
For more information:
Exemplary Reading Program Award
International Reading Association
800 Barksdale Road, PO Box 8139
Mewark, DE 19714-8139, USA
NLRC ERP Chairperson