Ellendale Elementary


Turn in your completed iRead20 slips to the library!
What is iRead20?
iRead20 is a reading initiative challenging all students to read or be read to for an additional twenty minutes outside the school day.
Why should I participate in iRead20?
Research shows that students who are active readers become more proficient readers, experience greater academic successes, and have more positive educational experiences.
How do I participate in iRead20?
1. Read for 20 minutes outside of school.
2. You can read on your own, read out loud, read to your dad or mom, read in the car...just read for                            20 minutes 5 days per week.
3. Track your reading time on the iRead20 slip.
4. Fill out all 5 reading slots on one iRead20 slip.
5. Cut out the slip and turn it into the library when you have read for 100 minutes = 5 days x 20 minutes.
6. Place the slip in the box for your grade level.
7. Be sure to write your first name, last name and teacher's name on the iRead20 slip.
8. Remember to have a parent or guardian sign your iRead20 slip.
Weekly Winners
  • Each Thursday two students' completed slips from every grade level will be selected to pick a new book from the iRead20 book closet. 
  • Keep reading to increase your chances of having your name announced over the intercom as an iRead20 winner!
  • Extra iRead20 forms are available in the library or print the attached document.
  • At the end of the school year, we will have an iRead20 Celebration. Each student who participated during the school year will receive a book, bookmark, and a certificate.
Tips for Reading
  • Fill your home with reading materials (books, magazines, newspapers, cookbooks and more).
  • Have a comfortable place to read.
  • Visit the public library and bookstores often.
  • Keep books in the car.
Credit: Graphic from Topeka & Shawnee County Public Library