Hosted by Malcolm Mitchell, Reading Rallies, are a signature Read with Malcolm literacy initiative. The 30-minutes in school program takes a traditional author’s visit and streams it LIVE directly into your classroom. You can combine the LIVE stream with an on-site pep rally with your students for a high-energy, innovative reading experience for the entire school.
A magician, included in the virtual stream, adds unexpected excitement, and every student receives a copy of Malcolm’s book. Teachers receive a Read with Malcolm Teacher’s Guide to extend learning in the classroom and connect with Read with Malcolm’s year-round virtual reading challenges.
How does the Virtual Reading Rally work in my classroom?
It's easy! Once you've completed the Request for Reading Rally form, we'll arrange for the date/time of your Reading Rally. Our technology team does all the work, all you need to do is click on the Reading Rally link that we send you and that's it.
The entire live streaming event is self-contained in our Virtual Classroom Magic platform. The live video streaming playback is embedded directly into our Virtual Classroom Magic page so all you do is click on the link provided to you, and presto your classroom of excited students are instantly connected live to the Reading Rally.
Our production team takes care of all the details for you including the Run-of-Show plan, working with you to have someone from your school (Principal, for example) join in the studio to be part of the broadcast.
How to request a Virtual Reading Rally at my school?
Click here and complete the Reading Rallies request form.
Who can I contact at the Foundation for more information?
Email Anne Sapp, firstname.lastname@example.org
What if I have technology questions?
As part of our Virtual Classroom Magic package, our tech team will contact you directly to ensure you have the link, plus our technology team will coordinate with your school's IT department to handle any technology and/or access, firewall or other questions.
Do I need any special equipment or computer?
You can access the Virtual Classroom Magic live stream from any device connected to the internet (desktop or mobile) on any browser or iOS. You don't need any special equipment, just a computer to connect to the internet. Our technology team can help you with any questions you have about how to connect and display the live stream.
READCamp is a three-month program for students in grades K-12 during their summer break. Students participate in training, drills and practice in order to maintain literacy skills. This reading challenge, led by “Head Coach” Malcolm Mitchell, is designed to encourage reading over the summer to avoid “the summer slide” learning gap. In READCamp 2020 we had 7,500 kids from 34 states join us for the summer. Our campers read over 20,000 books!
READMarathon is a friendly 26.2 day reading challenge focusing on reading stamina. This challenge was designed to improve reading stamina by introducing students to reading persistence and debunking the stone age stereotype that reading is boring, in return giving kids the opportunity to enrich their lives with the benefits of reading in a fun environment. READMarathon 2021 starts on October 12.
READBowl 2021 is in the Books! Congratulations to every child, every parent and educator who came together – in a very challenging year – to send 71,000 kids onto the field and set a new record of 55 million reading minutes. Every child who read with us this year is a winner, a champion. Watch Malcolm’s Facebook Live Appearance Crowning the Global & Conference Champions.