IditaRead™

Idita-Read™ Project – Students Read Along the Trail

Race to Nome on a Reading Challenge! Like students around the globe, these students from Wisconsin participated in a classroom reading challenge during the 2013 Iditarod. An IditaRead™is a reading project that challenges students to read more books.  IditaReads™ are often held during the Iditarod, but some schools opt to use a longer period of …


Read Across Your State! Read Across the United States!

We’d like to hear about your ‘Read Across Your State’ or your school’s Idita-Read.  Send your project updates to us and we’ll share them with our readers!


Idita Read Challenge: Literacy in Idita Action

Idita Read Challenge by Shelia Blair Iditaread Teacher Checklist 2011 The 2011 Iditaread Challenge Parent Letter 2011 Iditaread Student Package 2011 Iditarod Musher Listing Student Bookmark Reading Log 2011 2011 Iditaread Completion Certificate These documents are in word format.  You can edit them for your next Idita Read.


Idita-Read- California Style

Every year we hold an Idita Read.  Our budget runs between $450 and $500.  The following is a summary of the 2009 Idita Read: We went to a company  and ordered these cool dog tags as reading incentives for the kids.  They run about $.30 apiece when ordered in a large quantity.  Any student reaching …


Idita Read in Wisconsin

Hi!  I teach 1st grade at St. John the Baptist School in Green Bay, WI. I just wanted to share what we are doing for the Iditaread challenge.  The Iditaread challenge was kicked off with a small banquet of dog bone shaped Scooby snacks, popcorn balls and snow cones.  During the Banquet teams were announced.  …


Idita Read Success in North Carolina

My school, Northwest Elementary in Kinston, NC, participated in the Iditaread for the first time this year. We challenged our 3-5th graders to see if they could read 1049 books.  We started on February 22, and boy did the kids read!  We had no idea that they would take to it quite like they did.  …


I’ll “Mush” Vicariously Through Books, Video, and the Official Websites

I wrote the attached article for our state (South Carolina) Association of School Librarian’s professional journal, Media Center Messenger. I love following the Iditarod every year and every two or three years we do an Idita-READ event to inspire kids to read. I also attached the letter to parents and reading log that I’ve used …