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Follow Along for Our NEW Interactive, Online Adventure with Reading Rangers

by Shannon McClintock Miller on Mar 10, 2021

  • Education Technology
  • Elementary
  • Fluency
  • Literacy
  • Reading Instruction
  • Remote Learning
Shannon McClintock Miller


(originally posted on The Library Voice blog)

I am so excited about a new reading practice program we are trying within a few of our elementary classrooms. It's called Reading Rangers, and I can't wait for you to follow along with this adventure we are going to take.

Reading Rangers is meaningful online reading practice, filled with engaging experiences that help improve reading fluency and comprehension. Students earn tokens during the program’s fun activities, which increases engagement and motivation while building foundational reading skills. It can be used as a supplement to any core reading program.

As my friend and second grade teacher, Tracy Ferguson, and I shared Reading Rangers with her students, they were excited to watch the video of characters sharing the goals behind this new reading practice program based around gamification and much more.

Reading Rangers provides:

  • Opportunities to learn new vocabulary, listen to and practice fluent reading, and illustrate comprehension
  • Activities that follow a structured path of learning for students still in the acquisition phase of foundational literacy skills as well as those at different phases of learning
  • Reports that illustrate student success and challenges

We explained to the second grade students they would be giving Reading Rangers a try during the next few months as we watched their reading fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension grow and strengthen.

As the students logged into the accounts we set up for them, they couldn't wait to meet Buckleboot, Dewey, and other fun characters.

They set off to engage in challenges, journeys, quests, puzzles, and more.

They were excited to see they would be rescuing and saving animals along the way.

We will be using Reading Rangers with this group each week for two months, and then we will share our journey with you during a special webinar on April 21.

We can't wait to get feedback and reactions from our students. Tracy and I will also be accessing helpful reports that provide crucial data that can define how students are performing and where they are struggling.

Guess what? You can give Reading Rangers a try too!

To access your free 30-day trial for your school or classroom, click here

It's going to be a fun journey and we would love for you to be part of it, too.


Shannon McClintock Miller is the district teacher librarian and innovation director at Van Meter Community School in Van Meter, IA. She also is the spokesperson for Future Ready Librarians®, serving as a National Future Ready School Faculty Member.

Images from our classroom Reading Rangers journey
A group of people in a classroom
Meeting the characters
Objective: Help the animals
Reading Rangers student
Reading Rangers student
Reading Rangers student
Reading Rangers student
Reading Rangers student

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