Why? Instilling a love of reading in children is one of the most powerful ways to help shape the next generation.
Reading is a simple and affordable way to expand young minds, broaden their worldview, and improve their vocabulary, all wrapped up in tales of adventure, world history, and faraway lands.
The Read to Ride program encourages students to complete 5 hours of reading each week, whether at school or at home. For every 5 hours of reading completed, the student will receive an entry ballot into the grand prize draw for one of two new bikes! The more each student reads, the more chances they have to win!
Additionally, for every 500 hours the class collectively reads, they are awarded a pizza party. The program runs twice per school year; for a 16 week period in the fall and spring.
The Excalibur Insurance Group strongly believes in the power of reading, and we hope this program helps your students develop more confidence in their reading skills and themselves.
Hear Ye – Hear Ye!
If you are a 2nd or 3rd grade teacher throughout the great land of Ontario, we need your assistance.
Please apply below to have your class considered for our Read to Ride program package. Only 4 schools will be chosen (2 in the fall cycle and 2 in the spring cycle) throughout the land. The Read to Ride program is also available to split classes such as a ½ split, ⅔ split or ¾ split.
Until the end of third grade, children are learning to read. After third grade, children read to learn. Without a strong foundation as an independent reader, children may face struggles throughout their academic studies and beyond. Through the Read to Ride program, we can help children sharpen their reading skills by encouraging regular practice with fun incentives (ballots, pizza parties, new bikes) along the way.
The Read to Ride program is a package of materials to help kids succeed at reading – combined with gamification to set goals.
Every 5 hours a student reads, they will receive a ballot for the grand prize draw. For every 500 hours the class reads, a pizza party is rewarded. Two lucky classmates will win bicycles at the end of the 16-week period. The Excalibur Insurance team will provide your classroom with all the materials to succeed and more.
How it Works
The Excalibur Insurance Group strongly believes in the power of reading, and we hope this program will help children develop more confidence in their reading skills and themselves. Luckily for us we’ve got to see the program in action and witness the engagement and excitement along the way.