Is reading time a bore for your child? Make reading fun and engaging for your early learner or elementary student with these free, printable reading passports.
What are reading passports?
Reading passports serve as visual encouragement for students to read in fun and engaging ways. The passport is essentially an alternative way of viewing a book log for students to use in tracking the number of books they read.
Normally, students fill up the chart with stamps as they complete a book. In the reading passports, students can rate the books they read, log in book genres, and be able to write about their favorite parts of the book.
Why should homeschoolers use reading passports?
In public school, a list of books is set to be read by a whole class. Students don’t really get a choice of what they need to read.
In our homeschools, thankfully, we are able to narrow down our child’s reading selections to their needs and their interests. Reading passports provide a sort of motivation for your students, from first grade through elementary age to be engaged in what they are reading.
The passports encourage not just reading, but reading different topics, and reading different types of books. From their passport assignments, students can fill up the passport blank pages with their opinions on the books and even rate the books against each other.
Explore these reading passport templates, to start their reading journey in a fun way or to encourage them to read even more.
Free Printable Reading Passports
Reading Passport Retelling Pages – This reading passport is focused on the book How to Make an Apple Pie and See the World. Each child can color their passport and fill in the information on the first page. These inside pages make for a great informative passport for students.
Where Do Reading Passports Take You Download – Since students need to read every day, reading passports make a good motivation. Check out this free download to see where reading passports can take your students.
Different Genres Reading Passport – This is such a great idea to get kids reading a various number of books. These different genres of reading passports allow kids to receive a passport stamp for each genre of books they read.
Downloadable Sample Reading Passport – This reading passport is for 2nd grade, 3rd grade, even through 5th grade. It holds fun features like a reading list, response pages, tracking pages, and more.
Printable Passports for Students – Your students can make their very own passports so they can track the countries they are reading about during homeschool lessons. Kids will collect their passport stamps as they go through their country reading and learning about different cultures.
Travel Passport Booklet and Passport Stamps – This free printable book travel passport and bookland stamps will help kids to explore reading. In addition to reading, the passport guides kids to encourage a love of reading being the focus.
Pretend Passport Stamps and Passports – This resource is not a real passport or passport stamps. However, they surely can take your student through learning and reading about places around the globe.
Reading Passport Template – Check out this reading passport template to track your student’s reading progress. With this downloadable template, your elementary student can add their ID photo, then the next section has a genre selection and then a stamp page with a book rating section and more.
Summer Reading Passports
Reading Passport Booklet – This reading passport is part of a free Traveling Through the Pages Summer Reading Adventure packet. The summer reading passport is based on a bingo game concept where kids complete the squares by marking them off the passport.
Summer Reading Printable Passport – Your student’s summer reading plan can be filled with great books. Reading passports are a fun way to explore different books in summer downtime for homeschool.
Reading Passport Activities
Montessori-Inspired Passport Activities – Don’t just use travel cards to track different countries kids read about. Explore these Montessori-inspired passport activities to go alongside your reading passports to create engaging and interactive fun to learning.
Free Reading Passport Foldable – Grab this foldable free reading passport with reading badges, on its own, or to encourage reading in your home. This foldable is easy to use to encourage our kids to read a variety of texts.
Reading Literacy Passport Card – If your reading lesson plans can use some incentives to motivate your kids to read, then these literacy cards can help. You only need to set your student’s level of reading for each card status.
Our children either love reading or they are not too fond of it. Our job as parents is to provide opportunities for students to be exposed to different types of literature, genres, and texts. Reading passports are a great way for your students to do just that.
Do you need some extra resources to help your students track their reading at home? Of course, you may not want to use reading passports or year-long. Your students also may need a reading tracker change as they get older.
Therefore, check out these reading tracking resources for your students to go alongside or alternate with the below resources:
Reading Strategies + Printable Reading Trackers – If your homeschool family is into reading, then use these trackers to help kids keep track of their books. Students can also track chapters read, books read, or even time spent reading. You can also check a fun family prize when students can reach their goals. Your kids will rack up awesome reading time using these trackers.
20+ Inspiring Printable Reading Certificates for Students – Reading Rewards and Incentives Charts are perfect for beginning readers. They will also be beneficial as incentives for your struggling readers. Use this printable as a great visual of what kids can do to earn their certificates. They are a great motivation for your young readers.
Reading Tracker for Kids – This homeschool reading tracker for kids is a great way for your students to keep track of what they are reading. Just like reading passports, these trackers provide incentives for students to read more and read different genres.
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This fun set of reading passports enables your kids to become World Readers. Use the passports to create reading challenges based on world landmarks, animals, or countries of the world. A blank set is also included so you can create your own! Download the Reading Passports Template Pack.
Carrie is the owner & operator of Homeschool Giveaways. She has been homeschooling for over a decade and has successfully graduated her first homeschooler. She has two girls and works side by side at home with her awesome husband. She has been saved by grace, fails daily, but continues to strive toward the prize of the high calling of being a daughter of the Most High God.