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Rally 4 Reading is a month-long celebration of literacy. ALL types of reading are encouraged and celebrated. Find a book to read with your eyes or ears. Challenge yourself to be a risk-taker and try something new!  Whether that’s a mystery, history, non-fiction, graphic novel, poetry, audiobook, fairy tale, or a beautiful picture book - dive in! There’s something for everyone to love!

Rally 4 Reading 2024 - How to participate:
All Month: 
  1. School-wide Reading Challenge of 1,000 Hours of reading.

    • Set a personal goal for daily reading – all types of reading count! Read a book with your eyes. Read an audiobook or podcast with your ears. Listen to someone read. Record the number of minutes you spend reading on your reading log (included in this packet). Reading logs should be turned in on Thursday, February 22nd.

    • If we meet this goal as a school, we will celebrate with a Pajama Day on Friday, March 1st!

  2. Bears Book Exchange

Interested in exchanging some books? Try the Bears Book Exchange. Bring in 1 (or a few) gently used books and place them in the bookshelf outside of the Media Center. At that time (or later in the month), choose a new-to-you book to take home. Please choose the SAME amount of books that you brought (ex. bring 2, take 2).


Each week will have a different focus. Choose to participate in as many as you like!


Get Started! (2/1-2/2) - Set a Routine and Find Some Resources

  1. Get into a reading routine. Keep your reading log handy so you can track your minutes any time you do some reading!

  2. Check out some new literacy resources listed below.

Children's Storybooks

 Feb 5 - 9

 Matoska’s Favorite Books Display

Week 2

Fun activity to provide titles for books, audiobooks and podcasts recommendations to fellow Matoskans and win prizes.  

Learn more > 

 Feb 12 - 16

Reading Challenge BINGO

Challenge yourself to try something new this week and play Reading Challenge Bingo.

Read details >

Week 2

 Feb 19 - 23

Writer’s Workshop

Writing is an important part of literacy as well! Develop your writing skills by working through these writing prompts or create your own story, poem, song lyrics, comic strip, etc. If you choose, you will have the opportunity to share your work with the Matoska Community at our Celebration Event! We can’t wait to hear what you create!

Don't forget to submit your completed Reading Log on 22nd!

Week 3

 Feb 26 - Mar 1st

 Celebration Event

The Big Celebration! Join us at our Rally 4 Reading event on March 1st from 6-8 PM at Matoska to celebrate all the hard work you did reading! Meet a local author, play literacy games, have snacks and more! Dress as your favorite literary character for even more fun.

Week 4

Week 1

In order for the Celebration Event to be successful, we need your help! If you are able to volunteer an hour or two of your time to help run activities, set up or take down for the event we would love your support. 

Celebration Event Volunteers Needed

Literacy Resources

Online Literacy Resources

Libby through Ramsey County Library offers free audiobooks and eBooks for checkout

Videos featuring celebrated actors reading children’s books alongside creatively produced illustrations.

Go on an adventure in a world of  stories with Kidlit TV.

Pressbooks is a free online book creation and publishing website, may be good for budding authors

Hear the best in podcasts for kids 

Fun, interactive stories told through yoga poses!

Offers free ebooks 

Ramsey County Library Maker Kids has Storytime Snacks and other fun tutorials.

Through National Geographic Kids you can create funny stories and  practice parts of speech the same time! 

Questions about Rally 4 Reading?

Please contact your MIPTO Grade Liaison or email

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