Forms, Letters and Samples

Download, customize, print and copy as needed.


Step-by-Step guides you through the seven steps towards launching your school’s Read-a-thon.

Implementation Checklist

Print off the Implementation Checklist for details on what you need to do and when — download, customize and print

Teacher Responsibility Sign Up Sheet

Plan your first Read-a-thon staff meeting using the Teacher Sign Up Sheet to divide up responsibilities — download, customize and print.

School and Classroom Activities

School and Classroom Activities—Brainstorm within your school to decide which activities you’d like to bring to life in your school.

Backpack Handouts

Backpack Handouts—send backpack materials home with students to let families know about Read-a-thon.

If you are using Read-a-thon to promote literacy (not fundraising) use these backpack handouts.

Letters to Parents

Download, print and photocopy one for each student

Reading Record Sheets

Download, print and photocopy two for each student

My Favourite Books Tracking Sheet

Download, print and photocopy one for each student

Fundraising Backpack Handouts

If you are making Read-a-thon a fundraiser in your school, use these backpack handouts:

Letters to Parents

Reading Record Sheets

Pledge Forms

Pledge Tally Sheets

Pledge Tally Sheets–for teacher or parent volunteer use, download, print use to count pledge money.

Sponsorship Letter



My Favourite Books Tracking Sheet

Download, print and photocopy one for each student


Sample Morning PA Announcements


Contact your local media to let them know your plans for Read-a-thon

Sample Newspaper Articles

Pre-Read-a-thon, Post Read-a-thon or For Your School Web Site



Bookplate – download and print book donation stickers


Certificates – download and print participation certificates


Bookmark – download and print the Kiwanis Readathon Bookmark