Readola is your Virtual Library Assistant, combining the expertise of real life reading professionals from around America. There's nothing artificial about the intelligence used to create Readola! Organized in an easy to use format, Readola gives you access to the best in award nominated books. Like a virtual librarian right there in your home, classroom or school!

 

Save your precious budget dollars by combining multiple curriculum packages into one. Use existing resources and materials to build a multi-discipline curriculum that serves students of all ages and abilities.

Readola works for everyone from individual families to the largest schools. New teachers will appreciate a place to start building their reading curriculum. Do your veteran teachers have the time to keep up with the latest book titles? Probably not, so let Readola be their guide. The Blue Ribbon Reading Collection is updated monthly, so Readola is always on the cutting edge of literature.

What makes the Blue Ribbon Awards Collection unique? Each of the over 3000 titles have been nominated for at least reading award. By compiling award lists from around the country, Blue Ribbon offers the combined knowledge of thousands of reading professionals in one simple, easy to use resource. Blue Ribbon Reading Roadmaps are like a professional librarian in your pocket!

By surrounding students with great books at school and home our goal is to help educators and parents raise literacy levels around the country.

 

So what makes Readola Readathons different?

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· Matches students with level appropriate, award winning books. 

· Supports original Common Core objectives.

· Works with eBooks and traditional books.

· Protects limited staff time, plus all staff receive discounts.

· Individual classrooms, entire grade or school wide adaptability.

· Reading Rewards benefit individual students, staff and school.

· Parents, family and community supporters feel good about encouraging reading.

· Monthly updates keeps positive momentum for district wide reading initiatives.

· Encourages students to engage in books from other  communities in a wide range of interests.​

                                                         

Getting Started

 

Readola doesn't require weeks of specialized training for your staff. Save precious classroom time with a true turn key program utilizing off the shelf (literally) materials. No extra purchase necessary for textbooks, workbooks or online readers.

 

One of the most important steps to getting the most out of Readola is to create your Reading Roadmap. Reading Roadmaps are a kind of wish list - a list of books a student wants to read. As students progress in aptitude, Reading Roadmaps are updated with titles from higher reading levels.

Teachers

  1. Create your profile.
  2. Build your own Recommended Reading Roadmap from the Blue Ribbon Awards Collection. Then help your students build theirs.
  3. Make sure to click the box to make your list public so students and families can explore your Roadmap.
  4. Do your students know their Lexile reading levels? Total Reader offers free assessments. There are conversion charts for other reading level assessments.
  5. Communicate the link to your classroom community.

Students

  1. With the help of your parent, guardian or teacher, find your Lexile assessment. We recommend Total Reader.
  2. With the help of your parent, guardian or teacher, create your own profile.
  3. Create your Reading Roadmap from over 3000 award nominated titles.
  4. Up for a real adventure? Complete the Books on Tour Challenge!

Parents/Guardians

Readola Readathons are a great way to encourage reading at home. Here are some tips to make the most of the opportunity. SPECIAL NOTE: Some upper level books contain advanced concepts, language and situations. Please review your student's list for material not appropriate for their age or your guidance.

  1. Help your student establish their profile.
  2. Take charge of your student's literacy levels throughout their education. Use a service such as Total Reader to reassess your student periodically.
  3. Participate with your student - create your own Roadmap and read along!
  4. Take a moment to review the books your student selects. You may want to come up with a short list of questions to ask about the books your student completes.
  5. Track Your Student's Progress!