Around the World Reading Challenge -- Reading Passport -- Passive Library Program

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Do your students pooh-pooh picture books as “for babies”? This reading challenge asks students to read picture books from around the world. Includes Reading Passport, flag labels for book spines, bookmarks of titles, and a presentation to introduce students to the picture book challenge.

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FAST FACTS ABOUT THIS AROUND THE WORLD READING CHALLENGE:

  • Recommended for: Grades 3-7
  • Challenge Duration: one library lesson to explain the challenge; a few months, up to one school year, to implement the Reading Challenge
  • Formats: PPT, Google Slides, PDF
  • Editable: YES, all text is editable
  • Created for school librarians but can be used in classrooms, too.

***Please note that this Read Around the World Challenge does not include the books! I’ve got lists of over 250 picture books here, but I cannot include the actual books due to copyright restrictions.

IMPORTANT! This Around the World Reading Challenge is not a quick lesson to do “on the fly.” After one initial introductory lesson, the Around the World Reading Challenge is designed to last at least a few months, possibly up to an entire school year. It makes a great passive library program to run school-wide or for specific grade levels.

TO PREPARE YOUR AROUND THE WORLD READING CHALLENGE

  • Check your school and/or public library for international picture books. Allow time to order more if needed.
  • Decide if you will do the Reading Challenge exactly as I’ve described. Make edits to the introduction presentation and passports as needed.
  • Copy and prepare the Reading Passports. You will need one Reading Passport per student (6 or 12 pages, depending if you use the full- or half-page version; both are included in this file). If using the half-page passport, you may want to staple it in the middle so it doesn’t fall apart easily.
  • Copy the bookmarks as needed. I usually just keep these in the library for anyone to take.

SUPPLIES NEEDED:

  • You will need lots of international picture books! Please do not attempt this Around the World Reading Challenge if you do not have a variety of picture books from around the world. I’ve provided you with a growing list of over 250 recommended titles, separated by country and region, in the resource.
  • Avery 5160 labels for flag labels (you’ll need at least 8 sheets)
  • PowerPoint, Google Slides, or PDF for editing
  • color printer
  • ability to make copies of student Reading Passports and bookmarks

HOW IT WORKS:

  1. Students read international picture books.
  2. Students record their picture books in their Reading Passport.* They also color the country they read about on the map.
  3. For every 10 international picture books they read, students turn in their passport for a small prize.

*One Reading Passport can record up to 30 international picture books (3 per continent and region).

I give three levels of reading with prize suggestions in the directions. You do not have to do your Around the World Reading Challenge this way; it is just a suggestion.

HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL GET:

COUNTRY / FLAG LABELS

  • Align with Avery 5160 address labels (30 labels per sheet)
  • Represents approximately 180 countries
  • Includes 8 Avery 5160 sheets, with extra space for you to duplicate flag labels or create your own labels.
  • 100% editable (including flags) in Google Slides, PowerPoint, and PDF

READING PASSPORT

  • Includes two sizes: half-page and full-page.
  • Half-page version prints on 6 pages, then fold in half
  • Full-page version contains 12 pages and provides more map detail
  • Includes one page for each of seven continents, plus three pages for Central America, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Oceania is included with Australia.
  • Colorable front and back covers
  • Students color the countries they read about on the maps in the Reading Passport.
  • Students record titles of the books they read in the Reading Passport.
  • Every country / region includes one fun fact on the Reading Passport page.
  • Back cover includes Reading Challenge directions for students.
  • All text is editable in PowerPoint, Google Slides, and PDF.

10 BOOKMARKS OF AROUND THE WORLD PICTURE BOOK TITLES

  • This list was last updated in June 2022. I regularly remove out-of-print titles and replace them with new titles.
  • Each bookmark represents one continent or region.
  • Give to students, parents, and teachers to help them find books for the Around the World Reading Challenge.
  • Fully-editable in PowerPoint, Google Slides, and PDF.

INTRODUCTION TO PICTURE BOOKS AROUND THE WORLD PRESENTATION

  • Use this as a lesson to introduce students to the reading challenge.
  • Contains nine slides
  • All slides have travel-themed photos or clipart.
  • Edit text in PowerPoint, Google Slides, or PDF.

GROWING MASTER LIST OF INTERNATIONAL PICTURE BOOK TITLES

  • This is a Google Sheets link to picture books around the world.
  • Helpful collection development tool, especially if you need to order more international picture books.
  • All titles curated by a teacher-certified, international school librarian with 18 years of public and private school experience.
  • Currently includes over 250 titles.
  • Tabs across the bottom separate titles by continent and region.
  • Updated annually with new titles.
  • You can edit the list in your own Google Drive by making a copy of the spreadsheet (the link in this file will prompt you to “make a copy”).
  • I checked every title on the list and bookmarks in early-June 2022. All are currently in-print, available in Titlewave, and received excellent professional reviews.

INCLUDES DETAILED DIRECTIONS

  • Not sure how to run the challenge? What should the students do? These directions tell you exactly how to do it.
  • Includes prep instructions, tips, and ideas for prizes.

 

STILL HAVE QUESTIONSThe PREVIEW (linked above) has lots of real photos and details about what’s included. You can also email me at leigh@readerpants.net.

 

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