The Collection is a periodic and themed publication of curated articles from the Virginia State Literacy Association.
The mission of Virginia State Reading Association, as an authority on literacy education, is to lead in the advancement of literacy across the Commonwealth.
TITLE: The Collection (volume 3): The Science of Reading, Fall 2022
Fall 2022 Publication Topic: Building Language Comprehension
Submissions should focus on expanding the reader’s understanding of the topic. Additionally, articles should focus on implementing SoR into tier 1 instruction. Articles that focus on the ways to engage students in learning foundational skills will be prioritized.
Our articles are generally between 1000-2500 words in length and conversational, insightful, and helpful to K–12 educators. (Submissions that exceed 3000 words will not be considered.) Articles should be research-based and give concrete guidance that school leaders and educators can use to improve their practice. Moreover, articles should be written in a straightforward manner. Submissions should be relevant to a national audience interested in our given theme. You are addressing teachers, school administrators, researchers, and other stakeholders in the education community, so remember your audience.
An engaging and informed analysis of the key issue and trend in education
An informed perspective on this subject/controversial topic (evidence-based information that is practical for classroom instruction).
An emphasis on the interpretation of the research rather than strict pedagogical theory
Authentic examples or experiences from work in schools
Useful articles with strategies/approaches that can be replicated in the everyday classroom
Self-promotion or pushing a program or product
Articles promoting your personal opinion
Please do not include jargon. This is intended as a straightforward explanation of the topic.
Submitting articles that are in the process of being reviewed for another publication.
9/30/22 – Deadline for submissions
10/1/22-10/7/22 – Review of Submissions
10/10/22 – Acceptance notification
VSLA’s Board of Directors make all decisions regarding publication and reserve the right to reject material, whether solicited or otherwise, if it lacks quality or timeliness. The Collection will be distributed electronically to all members and archived in the resource section of VSLA’s website. VSLA offers no compensation for articles. If you wish to submit an article, please send it to Dr. Jessica Talada at Jessica.email@example.com.