Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups (SIGs) provide a forum for literacy professionals to share information about specific areas and also serve as a resource for professional growth. Membership in these groups (listed below) is open to all members of the International Literacy Association.

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List of Special Interest Groups

SIG Descriptions

  • CARE: Concern for Affect in Reading Education

  • Children's Literature and Reading

  • College Literacy and Learning

  • District Literacy Leadership (DiLL)

  • Literacy and Social Responsibility

  • Mastery Learning

  • Organization of Teacher Educators in Literacy (OTEL)

  • Professors of Literacy and Teacher Education (PLTE)

  • Reading Disabilities

  • Reading for Gifted and Creative Students