American Reading Forum

A community of literacy scholars & teachers



Congratulations to our recent ARF award winners and newly elected board members!

Gary Moorman Early Career Literacy Scholar Award - Jeanne Dyches

Brenda Townsend Service Award - Vicky Zygouris-Coe

Graduate Student Scholarship Awards - Catherine (Cat) Miller; Susan Taylor; Angela Curfman

Newly Elected ARF Board Members - Brittany Adams; Thea Yurkewecz


Whether or not you were able to attend the ARF Virtual (un)Conference, Literacy Teaching in Uncertain Times, in December, you have access to shared resources from presenters as an ARF member!  Be sure to check them out!


As members of the board of the American Reading Forum, we believe that times of unrest and uncertainty provide opportunities to reflect on our values and the manner in which they align with our lives. Our organizational commitment is to the open exchange of ideas related to literacy instruction.  Read more. 

The American Reading Forum is a nonprofit, professional organization composed of individuals who share an interest in the improvement of reading. While the American Reading Forum is an organization that facilitates the dissemination of ideas and research, it places highest priority on providing its members opportunities for critical discussion of ideas, issues, research and emerging research interests and paradigms.

Individual and Graduate Student Memberships include access to the ARF members only resources and updates!

The 2021 ARF Conference will be held in beautiful Sanibel, Fl.  Join us for three days of critical dialogue centered around literacy, fellowship, networking, and beautiful sunsets.