Webinar Series

Our Journey with Independent Online Literacy Practice and Reading Rangers

During this fun and lively webinar, you will follow the journey of second grade students at Van Meter Community School as they used an online practice program to improve their foundational reading skills and comprehension.

Educators Shannon McClintock Miller and Tracy Ferguson used the program regularly for two months to see firsthand what impact an online reading practice program might have on students. Follow along as these two respected educators share how they used Reading Rangers to improve their students’ reading skills, how engaged their students became while using a game-like format to rescue animals, and what these educators took away from the experience.

Join this fun and interesting presentation and you will learn:

  1. Why independent reading practice is essential, especially for students who struggle
  2. How an online reading program can reinforce foundational literacy skills—and be fun at the same time
  3. How Reading Rangers engages students and strengthens their independent reading skills at school and home, gives teachers the added practice tool they need, and uses a fun, game-like atmosphere to motivate students


Shannon Miller

Shannon Miller

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.

Tracy Ferguson

Tracy Ferguson

Tracy Ferguson is a second grade teacher and STEM lead at Van Meter Community School in Van Meter, IA. She has been a classroom teacher for 16 years.

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