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.

State Pilot Project

Free program for public district & public charter schools funded by a grant from the MN Legislature

2017-'18 Criteria for Schools

  • Large proportion of students not reading at grade
       level (MCAs) and eligible for free/reduced lunch
  • 2nd-5th graders
  • 60-100 students participating at each school
  • Students use program during the day (not after) 
  • Students use the program for 30 minutes 
       4-5 times/week (minimum 90 minutes/wk) all year or 
       until a student tests at grade level
School Needs
  • Available computer lab or space for a RnR lab
  • A staff member to oversee each class

Rock 'n' Read Project provides:

  • Professional development for staff members
  • Lab set up and input of students into system
  • 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)


Applications now open for schools interested in participating in the MN State Pilot 2017-'18 (see below)

Thank you to Luther Auto for creating this video

Partner Schools 2016-'17

College Prep Academy 

Bancroft Elementary (Minneapolis Public) 

Jefferson Community School (Minneapolis Public) 

Odyssey Academy

Prodeo Academy

Tesfa International

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Thank you, donors!

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