Contact Local Businesses
Ask them to donate products or gift certificates
Enlist parents or volunteers to help gather prizes
Plan Special Event
Pair with a larger schoolwide literacy event, open house, or family night.
Let The Bidding Begin!
Students "bid" to win items by pledging the number of hours they will read in a given amount of time
Example: 10 hours/month or 100 hours/school year
Why It Works
Encourages students to read outside of school
New twist on schoolwide reading pledge
Adds excitement and reward to reading