Helping children read at grade level through singing

The Rock 'n' Read Project

Singing while reading dramatically boosts reading achievement! 

The Rock 'n' Read Project is a MN nonprofit that provides software, teacher training, and support for schools.

Minnesota State Pilot

A free reading intervention for public schools (funded by Legislature)

Criteria for Schools

  • Large proportion of students not reading at grade level (MCAs) and eligible
       for free/reduced lunch
  • 2nd-5th graders
  • Students use program during the day
  • Students use 30 minutes 4-5 times/week (minimum 90 minutes/wk)

School Needs
  • Available computer lab or space for a RnR lab
  • A staff member to oversee each class

Rock 'n' Read Project provides:

  • Lab set-up, input of students, and professional development for staff
  • FastBridge reading assessment 3x/year
  • Opening Day launch with each group of students
  • First week in-lab support person
  • Progress monitoring throughout the year
  • FastBridge analysis and report

To apply, please contact Bill Jones, Executive Director (see below)

MN State Pilot Partners 2017-'18

Bancroft Elementary (Minneapolis Public)*
Best Academy (Minneapolis charter) 
Cityview (Minneapolis Public)
Garden City (Osseo Public)
LoveWorks Academy (Golden Valley charter)
Mastery (Minneapolis charter) 
NE College Prep (Minneapolis charter)
Rothsay (Rothsay Public)
Tesfa International (Columbia Heights charter)*

*second year

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Thank you, donors!

Luther Automotive, Electronic Learning Products, Inc., Tech Dump, SkyRidge Business Center & Nature Preserve, The First Universalist Foundation, Steeple People Foundation, Individual donors