American Reading Forum

A community of literacy scholars & teachers



The (un)Conference around the theme of Literacy Teaching in Uncertain Times will take place on the evenings of Wednesday, December 9 & Thursday, December 10, from 5-8 pm ET. Our intent was to stay true to the commitment to open communication and collaboration that ARF values with the select opportunities we have incorporated into the schedule.  View the program to see what is being discussed.  Access the conference with a Professional or Graduate Student Membership.  Learn more about the conference.


The 2019 ARF Yearbook Vol. 39 - A Focus on Writing: End of the Neglected R Era is now available.  Highlights include articles focused on the 2017 ILA Standards for Literacy Professionals, teachers as writers, PreK writing instruction, and genre-based writing instruction.  Check it out now!


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 Conferences 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.