For Teachers & Librarians

There are so many ways that book lovers can participate in the Get Caught Reading campaign. Below are some ideas from teachers and librarians around the U.S. who wrote us with pictures and stories of their Get Caught Reading experiences.

  • Order posters of Get Caught Reading celebrities for display in your schools. Click here
  • Dedicate a half hour each day to reading and call it "Get Caught Reading Time."
  • Take pictures of students and people in the neighborhood who were caught reading and post them on bulletin boards. Email to obtain the logo for posters.
  • Set up a Get Caught Reading event in your community, and invite local radio and television personalities and other community figures to read aloud to children.
  • The principal from one school randomly visits students' homes and gives an award to those who are "caught reading!"
  • Set up a Get Caught Reading book discussion club which could meet after school or on weekends.
  • Set up a club where children and adults read the same book and compare their feelings on it.
  • Ask children to draw their own version of someone or something that "got caught reading," and post drawings on bulletin boards. One student in New Jersey got her picture displayed on a billboard!
  • Give your students disposable cameras and ask them to take pictures of other students who were "caught reading."
Below find a selection of activities to download that correspond to our Get Caught Reading Posters.

Dora the Explorer
Dora the Explorer
A ton of activities in PDF format

Dylan & Cole Sprouse
The Sprouse Brothers
A PDF chat transcript with the Sprouse Brothers

John Lithgow
John Lithgow
A podcast with John Lithgow about Mahalia Mouse
Audio clip from John Lithgow's book, Micawber
Lesson Plans for John Lithgow's book Remarkable Farkle McBride

Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew
Nancy Drew Activities in PDF format
More Nancy Drew Activities in PDF format
A Nancy Drew screensaver