Tour the local library; do a neighborhood walk or scavenger hunt for text (e.g., signs, billboards, print in stores, etc.)
Invite school or community librarian to discuss how librarians help people build their reading power
Read The Storyteller’s Candle to students, and help them understand how the story’s main character used her reading power for good by reading aloud to others. Invite students to choose a text they would like to record in order to share a love of reading with the school’s younger readers as a way to entertain them (or any other audience that might benefit from access to texts read aloud).
Tour of the library; discussion of how librarians help people build their reading power
Explore different ways to access text using computers (e.g., Web sites, blogs, email, etc.) and informational text features in Web site
Research countries mentioned in reading; locate them on a map, and study their physical geography and how that geography impacts how books are transported to readers in that country