For those who are unaware, May is Get Caught Reading Month. The Association of American Publishers encourages reading this month as a way to remind students that it’s fun to get lost in a book! If you’re thinking that your students will be reluctant to read for leisure, don’t worry, there are plenty of other activities that will excite them about books.
There are countless resources to help you participate this month, but one of my favorite ways Education World promotes Get Caught Reading Month is by hosting a book drive. Ask students, parents, staff and community members to donate new or used books to your school. Consider making this a fun, competitive event by challenging another classroom to join in! At the end of the month, count all the books that were donated and showcase a select few in the school’s library. If you choose to make the book drive a competition, the winners could have a pizza party or have extra free time in the classroom.
Click here to read Education World’s list of ways to celebrate this May.