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Tennessee Reading Association Conference 2017

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Murfreesboro Conference Center

Embassy Suites

1200 Conference Center Blvd

Murfreesboro, TN 37129

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The annual Tennessee Reading Association Conference will take place December 10-12, 2017. Our theme this year is The Gift of Literacy.

Conference registration includes:

  • All general sessions each day featuring nationally renowned speakers
  • Authors luncheon
  • Book signings
  • Read to be Ready sessions
  • Breakout sessions
  • Sunday Evening Reception
  • Exhibit Hall entry

Individual Registration may be paid online with a credit card or with an invoice (P.O.) and mailed check.

Group Registration may be paid:

  • by credit card: You may register a group of attendees in one fell swoop by selecting Group registration then the number of tickets in the corresponding categories. Along with the payment information, it will request registration information for each attendee.
  • by invoice (P.O.): The first person to register creates a group name and gives that name to everyone who will be paid by the district or organization’s invoice. Each person will register and select the Payment Method “Pay by Invoice” before completing the registration information. A registration confirmation will be sent and they will need to pass that along to the person sending in payments. Please send a copy of your registration confirmation with payment.


You may also join us for the Literacy Institute with Jen Jones at an additional cost.

Throughout the institute, Jen will present a variety of low-prep/high yield instructional strategies that are simple and free to implement, but require a higher level of instructional accountability than teachers and students may be accustomed. Participants will explore student-centered ownership of strategies for direct and indirect vocabulary development, content area fluency, and comprehension; as well as questioning strategies for high level student engagement and immediate feedback. Jen will also survey other essential elements of the 21st century classroom including voice and choice and authentic audience, especially as they relate to text and topic selection for reading, writing and research.

Jen Jones

When you register for your stay at Embassy Suites, be sure to tell them you are coming to the TRA Conference. You will be entered into a drawing for a future free night’s stay at Embassy Suites!

We are excited to have the following authors and literacy specialists as part of the TRA Conference this year:

  • Donald Bear

    Donald Bear

    Author, Words Their Way

  • Doug Fisher

    Doug Fisher

    International Literacy Association


  • Dr. Kandi Hill-Clarke

    Dr. Kandi Hill-Clarke

    University of Memphis

    Dean of Education

  • Lester Laminack

    Lester Laminack

  • Eric Litwin

    Eric Litwin

    Author, Pete the Cat

  • Dr. Candice McQueen

    Dr. Candice McQueen

    Tennessee Department of Education


  • Don Tate

    Don Tate

    Author and Illustrator

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