Rangers Read Program
RANGERS READ LITERACY HONORS PROGRAM
The purpose of this program is to:
- encourage students to read, especially for their own interests and enjoyment
- reinforce that reading regularly can improve performance in academics and life
- generate meaningful discussions around books and reading
- offer recognition to students who make reading a priority (lit cords for graduation)
To earn lit cords for graduation:
- Students must read 10 complete novels each school year.
- Novels can be read during summer vacation or anytime during the school year.
- Novels required for a class
- count towards the total if they are read in their entirety.
- Students must record the books they are reading using this form which they should submit to their advisor.
- Students must complete one “book talk” during each school year.
- Advisory teachers keep ongoing records of students book lists, as well as their book talk in a Google spreadsheet.
- Advisors of seniors will submit the names of students who have completed the program and have earned a lit cord for graduation.
What is a book talk?
Students wishing to earn literacy cords to be worn at graduation, must complete one book talk each year with their advisory teacher. The format of the book talk may vary, but most book talks will take one of two forms: Either format may include specific questions posed by the advisor to help students articulate characters, plot, connections or other aspects of the reading experience.
- The student shares their book in a verbal format to the rest of their advisory group.
- The student engages in a discussion about the book with their advisor.