Reading Incentive Program

The SSS Reading Incentive Program is geared to motivate kids to read. Any student may participate, and there are two programs, offered for two different age brackets:

Sail Into Reading ~ Preschool through elementary students

Personal Reading Goals ~ Middle and high school students

Once students complete their reading goals, they can receive their choice of a free book or ¥500 Baskin Robbins gift card.

There is no charge for SSS members to participate in this program.

Sail Into Reading (PreK-Grade 6)

Are you ready to set sail on a reading adventure? Sail along with other SSSers to explore new worlds in this year's reading incentive program. You have the joy of reading and the choice of receiving a free book or ¥500 Baskin Robbins gift card from SSS when you meet your goal. The colorful booklets are available in our office, but you may download the chart below or ask us to send you one.


  • Talk together with your parents about a good reading goal for you this year. We suggest 100, 125, or 150 days of reading between September 2021 and May 2022.


  • To let us know that you have joined our reading incentive, please sign up through the link on the right.


  • Write your name and put a check by the number of days you will try to read this year.


  • Begin reading each day. Your SSS teachers suggest reading at least 15 minutes daily if you are enrolled in a school or at least 30 minutes daily if you are homeschooled. If you are not yet able to read to yourself, you may have someone else read English books to you.


  • Mark off the days as you read. Fill in the numbers on the chart or cover them with stickers. Please do not fill in more than one circle per day, since the goal is to make reading a regular habit. Record keeping is an important bonus skill which you will develop from this program and is a required component. Unfortunately, we will not be able to give you your reward unless you fill in the chart.


  • When you have reached your goal, mail, e-mail or bring in your completed chart to the SSS office to show us. The deadline is May 31, 2022. There are two prizes to choose from. You may have a free book that we will carefully choose for you OR you may request a ¥500 Baskin Robbins gift card. If you can’t come in to the SSS office to pick up your prize, contact SSS to make other arrangements.


* Download the chart here—or you may wish to simply wait to receive the booklet by mail.

Personal Reading Goals (Grades 6-12)

Since we all read in different quantities and have different favorite genres, we're asking students in middle and high school to make a goal that will help you grow as a reader. Please discuss your goal with your parents to be sure it will push you but not overwhelm you. Send your proposal to Mrs. May (dmay@caj.ac.jp). When you reach your goal, you can receive a ¥500 Baskin Robbins gift card or a free book.