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Reading Goals for the New Year

Try these reading resolution prompts with your kids.
on January 02, 2014

Summer reading programs are super popular because it’s fun to read with a goal in mind. Why not use that same tactic for New Year’s reading resolutions?

Having a goal -- whether it is a number of books read in a year, how many series to tackle, or maybe how many new authors to test out -- is a wonderful way to keep the reading momentum going, as well as to get kids who already love reading to stretch their boundaries.

I brainstormed a list of possible goals for kids:

I will read ____ books in 2014.
I will read ____ whole series in 2014.
In 2014, I will read ____ new authors.
I will read ___ non-fiction titles every month in 2014.
I will read ___ books all by myself in 2014.
I will read ___ books to a younger sibling in 2014.
In 2014, I will read ___ chapters every night.
In 2014, I will go to the library and find a new book each week.
In 2014, I will go to bed 10 minutes early every night so I can get an 10 extra minutes of reading in.
In 2014, I will read ___ comic books.
I will read ____ books about _____ in 2014.

What reading goals do you – or your kids -- have that I missed? Tell us about it over on the Scholastic Parents Facebook page.

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