Read to Achieve
Welcome to another season of the Minnesota Timberwolves Read to Achieve program. Over the past 18 seasons, students from over 1,500 schools in Minnesota have read over 21 million pages and 15 million minutes through the Read to Achieve program. Your school can continue the success of this FREE program by encouraging more students to spend their spare time reading.
Congratulations on another successful year of the Minnesota Timberwolves Read to Achieve program! While this year has looked a little different, we hope your students enjoyed the reading challenge.
Beginning today, teachers should collect Tracking Bookmarks from students and record the information in our online submission form. Online forms must be submitted no later than Friday, January 8th.
Important Note: Teachers will be receiving a survey regarding prize packs. Your feedback is important to us, as we all continue to adjust to the COVID-19 climate in Minnesota.
Timberwolves Assistant Athletic Director Erin Sierer reads Geraldine and the Most Spectacular Science Project by Regwan Sol.
Timberwolves Associate Head Coach David Vanterpool reads Jabari Jumps by Gaia Cornwall
Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations, Gersson Rosas, reads Pass the Ball, Mo! by David A. Adler!
Former Minnesota Timberwolves player and current Player Development Associate, Greg Stiemsma, as he reads Tomorrow I’ll Be Kind by Jessica Hische to celebrate World Kindness Day, on Friday, November 13th.
To celebrate Election Day, former Timberwolves player and current Vice President of Basketball Development John Thomas reads President of the Jungle by André Rodrigues.
This week your students can hear Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations, Gersson Rosas, read Waiting for the Biblioburro by Monica Brown.
How the Program Works
Students who read 500 or more minutes in school or at home between October 26th and December 6th will be rewarded with a Timberwolves prize pack; including a poster, bookmark, Timberwolves prize and a ticket offer to a Timberwolves game.
Each week during the program, teachers will receive weekly newsletters to help engage and motivate your students throughout the challenge. These newsletters will contain a video of a book being read by a Timberwolves player or staff member and a fun activity sheet with reading comprehension questions to share with your students. These newsletters will also be available to view on this webpage when available.
What You Need to Do
- Students will track the number of minutes they read in school or at home between Monday, October 26th – Sunday, December 6th.
- Collect the Tracking Bookmarks and submit your information online by Friday, January 8th. This form will be available on this page beginning December 7th.
- Prize Packages will be mailed out and delivered to schools no later than the end of January.