Jan 23, 2013 - Graphic Design, Printables    5 Comments

Passport to Reading

A good friend of mine was in charge of our schools Read-a-thon this year.  She asked me if I could design a “Passport” for each of the kids in the school.  Inside they could fill in their information and have a place where they could write down the min. they read for each week.  This is what I came up with.

PTA Read-A-Thon Printable Passport

On the inside, the students can glue a picture of themselves (or some times teachers can print them off from their class pictures).  There is a note from the “Principal” and a place for them to sign their name, just like a real passport.

PTA Read-A-Thon Printable Passport

There are 12 spaces for “stamps”, stickers, signatures, or recording their minutes or “reading miles traveled”.  You could also encourage the students to read books that talk about other countries around the world.

PTA Read-A-Thon Printable Passport

To download the PDF printable for the Passport to Reading, click HERE

A few printing notes:  I printed the outside cover in color on white card stock.  My friend has access to inexpensive printing at her work ($0.15 a page).

PTA Read-A-Thon Printable Passport

For the inside cover, we fed the same piece of card stock through the school’s black and white copier.

PTA Read-A-Thon Printable Passport

For the next page, we ran it off on plain white paper and in black and white, again on the school’s black and white copier.

PTA Read-A-Thon Printable Passport

By printing the inside in black and white, we saved a ton of money.  Each passport ended up costing around $0.08 each for the printing and stapling.  Of course awesome volunteer PTA moms cut and assembled them at no cost.

PTA Read-A-Thon Printable Passport

Have a great Read-A-Thon!

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5 Comments

  • Do you have the Reading Passport in Word?

    • Ms. Hoffman, Right now I do NOT have it in Word. If I transfer it over, I’ll let you know. Sorry, Amanda

  • I’m starting a children’s reading group and I’m going to use this idea. I think I’ll colorize them so I can have a bunch of different colors for the kids to choose from or maybe use the different colors for different levels =) Thanks!!!

  • THIS IS AMAZING! I was thinking about doing something like this just last night (I’m working toward getting my English [high school levels] teaching credentials) and thought something like this would be a nice, fun way for students to track the required reading or any extra credit reading they do during the school year.

    I too would love to have a version in Word that could be tailored a bit for the appropriate grade level, and I love the idea of using different colors for different reading levels!

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