Roadmap 2 Reading
Following the success of One, then Two, then Three Million Books, GCS students have been tasked with a new challenge: Roadmap 2 Reading.
The mission: Read 20 minutes per day, every day, outside of classroom reading.
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What Is Roadmap 2 Reading?
We all know books can take us places, from our homes and schools to far-off countries, distant solar systems and fantasy worlds. In 2013, GCS students will use their reading skills for a virtual trip across the United States.
Students will read just 20 minutes a day; those minutes will translate to miles traveled across America. Students will begin "in" Cape Hatteras, North Carolina, and travel across the country, one minute and one mile at a time, until reaching the Pacific Ocean and San Francisco, California!
School media specialists will work with teachers, parents and students to track minutes read. Students may track their own progress across the U.S.
Schools will average the number of minutes read each month to see where they are on the map, and GCS will track where we are as a district.
How Does Roadmap 2 Reading Work?
The superintendent will announce the results at the 2014 State of Our Schools event.
The Roadmap 2 Reading project team has developed methods for recording and tracking minutes read and is in the process of creating an online form to assist media specialists with this effort.
Why does it matter?