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Teachers as Readers /

Community of Readers

What are TAR / COR groups?

Teachers as Readers or Community of Readers groups offer an enriching opportunity for colleagues to discuss everything from professional texts to classic literature to children’s authors to bestsellers and more! Each council typically has at least one group each year. What, where, and when to meet is entirely up to the group members.

Groups meet to discuss agreed-upon reading in members’ homes, at restaurants, in schools, and, in some cases, online! One group even met on the track of the local high school for a ‘walk-and-talk’! The choice is up to you and your fellow readers.

Whether reading professionally or for pleasure, there are countless benefits to belonging to a Teachers as Readers or Community of Readers group. 

Contact Jen Hopkins for information on how to join or start a group in your council.

TAR/COR Applications for Local Councils

Applications are accepted as long as funds are available. 

Local councils, such as Portland Reading Council, may also sponsor additional funding for groups.

For Local Councils: COMPLETE THE APPLICATION by October 1st

Sample Titles Read by Our TAR / CoR Book Groups