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Our award-winning learning games teach literacy and leadership in an immersive virtual workplace. Students are the boss, make big decisions, and gain critical skills along the way!

Read to Lead is unlike any other literacy supplement for your curriculum.

First, it’s amazingly engaging for students! Even struggling readers who wouldn’t open a traditional book are eager to try our interactive fiction, given that it offers them the empowerment, agency, and feedback so often experienced in great video games.

Second, Read to Lead seamlessly combines literacy instruction with opportunities to develop 21st-century skills such as leadership, adaptability, and accountability. Students not only improve their reading and writing, but also apply these skills to realistic professional scenarios that prepare them for the workplace!

Finally, we hear again and again from educators that the respectfulness, diversity, and cultural relevance of Read to Lead is most welcome. Students with a wide range of experiences will see themselves in the characters, stories, and communities of Read to Lead, which helps them develop an emotional connection to the game and shows them what’s possible for their personal and professional lives in the future!

community_in_crisis Play Community in Crisis

Students are Director at the Common Ground Community Center. They work alongside their staff to reconcile competing organizational priorities and make critical decisions about serving the needs of a diverse community.

In this particular episode of Community in Crisis, when things start disappearing from the office, alarm bells go off in people’s minds: was this the work of the Youth Task Force? Everyone has strong opinions about how to increase safety. The director must address the security issue without making people feel unwelcome.

  • 25 minutes of gameplay
  • 5,000 words of reading
  • Grades 5 to 9
  • Lexile range of 620L to 940L
  • Addresses close-reading, evidence-based writing, and evaluation of arguments
  • Addresses leadership and responsibility, flexibility and adaptability, productivity and accountability, social and cross-cultural skills, and initiative and self-direction
  • Great for school day ELA and social studies, ELL instruction, summer school programs, afterschool clubs, and home school
  • Has very light technical requirements
  • Follows our privacy policy
vital_signs Play Vital Signs

Students are Medical Director at the Be Well Family Clinic. They balance the responsibilities of providing critical patient care and running an office with various demands from staff.

In this particular episode of Vital Signs, Sofia Reyes believes she has an obscure disorder she read about on the internet! Marianne thinks that Sofia suffers from anxiety and recommends counseling. The medical director must decide whether to fully investigate Sofia’s physical factors or urge her to enter counseling.

  • 25 minutes of gameplay
  • 5,000 words of reading
  • Grades 6 to 8
  • Lexile range of 650L to 1050L
  • Addresses close-reading, evidence-based writing, and evaluation of arguments
  • Addresses leadership and responsibility, flexibility and adaptability, productivity and accountability, social and cross-cultural skills, and initiative and self-direction
  • Great for school day ELA, social studies, and STEM; ELL instruction; summer school programs; afterschool clubs; and home school
  • Has very light technical requirements
  • Follows our privacy policy
after_the_storm Play After the Storm

Students are Editor-in-Chief at the community newspaper, The Daily Byte. They manage staff, review articles, draft memos, and make critical decisions about informing the community after a devastating storm.

In this particular episode of After the Storm, when The Daily Byte’s lead reporter comes to the Editor-in-Chief with a tip that the Mayor is misusing relief funds, they find themselves in the midst of a potential political scandal as they sift through contradictory evidence to determine whether to publish her article.

  • 35 minutes of gameplay
  • 5,000 words of reading
  • Grades 7 to 9
  • Lexile range of 950L to 1170L
  • Addresses close-reading, informative and argumentative writing, and evaluation of arguments
  • Addresses leadership and responsibility, flexibility and adaptability, productivity and accountability, social and cross-cultural skills, and initiative and self-direction
  • Great for school day ELA and social studies, ELL instruction, summer school programs, afterschool clubs, and home school
  • Has very light technical requirements
  • Follows our privacy policy

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