Literacy for all!
Random Acts of Reading (RoAR) is committed to promoting literacy confidence for all children by providing exciting and equitable access to quality diverse books, authors, and opportunities to proudly share their own writing and ideas, through an innovative literacy program built around book vending machines.
We believe that equity in education can be achieved by supporting the core skills of literacy (phonics, fluency, and writing) at an early age. By providing inclusive and diverse books to empower them, meet-the-author events to inspire them, and writing workshops and contests to ignite their imaginations and validate their experiences, children will form a strong foundation for becoming confident and contributing citizens in their communities.
What is the Golden Ticket to Literacy Project?
A unique project to equitably promote literacy and excitement for learning in elementary schools, all wrapped up in book vending machines filled with quality diverse books and reading and writing programs.
Kids do good
Kids earn reward points for doing good work and being kind students to receive tokens to redeem for books of their choice from the school's book vending machine. Kids are celebrated as they select a book to take home, and they get a number they can call to read the book to shelter dogs (excites kids to read in a relaxed setting).
Quest for the Golden Ticket
There is a golden ticket hidden in one of the books in the book vending machine. When a student reveals the book with the golden ticket, the entire school receives the exciting announcement that the author of that book will be coming (in person or virtually) to the school for an author visit, where all of the age-appropriate students will receive a copy of the winning book.
Winning Literacy Programs
The books also include access to full literacy programming, such as a dial-up or online reading of the book, a phone line to read to shelter dogs, additional author bonuses, a writing contest and online library of books by kids, as well as an online library provided by Readeo. If desired by the school, a writing workshop where kids apply to be part of a small author team that will write and publish a book of their own.
Emerging ReaderEmerging Reader
Access the literacy programs for the fall 2022 Emerging Reader books here.
Early FluencyEarly Fluency
Access the literacy programs for the fall 2022 Early Fluency books here.
Fluent ReaderFluent Reader
Access the literacy programs for the fall 2022 Fluent Reader books here.
Our Core Values
~ We believe that literacy is a right for all.
~We believe that literacy is an important tool in helping children communicate and feel valued.
~We believe that self-esteem and emotional intelligence develop when children are able to express themselves and feel seen and heard.
~We believe in the creative potential of all kids.
~We believe kids need representation in books.