Jan 23, 2013 - Graphic Design, Printables    16 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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  • 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!

  • I love this passport! I was wondering what you would charge to create the same thing for our children’s ministry. We would need the same basic design with a few changes in the wording. Please email me with a quote.


    • Raytonya, I sent you an email about it. I love the idea of using it for your ministry!

  • Hi! I love your passport and had a question about it. I have been trying to email you in the contact section and it won’t send the message. Please email me back when you are available! Thank you

  • HI I love this. I am teaching 4-6 year olds art this year and would love to have this to use. I need it to reference Meet the Masters…its not for reading. THIS IS WONDERFUL! Let me know if its possible. THANKS SO MUCH!

  • Absolutely amazing! Currently working on a project at my high school to come up with a reading passport, would you be able to provide a .doc version that I would be able to modify, if that’s okay with you? Look forward to hearing back!

  • LOVE THIS! I’m working on Passport for High Interest Day at my son’s elementary school where they will “travel” 2 different countries. You have excellent images here!

  • This is awesome! I’m looking to put together a sort of genreland with something like this to get 5th graders excited about reading! Is there anyway you would be willing to share a word version so it could be slightly altered (genreland instead of read-a-thon). Thanks!

  • looking good

  • nice post

  • Hi! Thanks for this! I am thinking of using this with my Y9 students who are not very keen on reading. Will you please provide me with a google doc version so that I can amend. I will really appreciate it.

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