Readolution (noun): the act of setting a measurable goal related to reading
Last year, I set a Readolution related to reading children’s/YA chapter books and blogging about the titles. The reading, it turns out, was the easy part. Finding time to blog/review what I’d read, though…
This year, it’s taken me a few days into 2015 to figure out what, exactly, I’m going to set as my new Readolution. I don’t want to give up on my 2014 Readolution – I really like having a running record of what chapter books I read (and, to an extent, the picture books I read via Read Aloud Tuesday). So, here it is – my 2015 Readolution:
In 2015, I will read at least one new-to-me children’s nonfiction book every two weeks.
Sounds simple enough, but I know my reading tendencies: I read picture books and chapter books all the time. Nonfiction, sadly, seems to fall by the wayside. This goal should help!
Similar to last year, my students will also be setting Readolutions. And just as I needed time to think of a good goal this year, students will have a week to think about their goal, too. I’m thinking of giving them a handful of starter goals from which to choose: read one new picture book each week, read out loud to mom/dad at least once a week, read for 15+ minutes every day, write a review of a book once a month to share during library…
These are the two docs I’m using with my students: one as an explanation of what a READolution is (as it is a take-home assignment), and one that it a fun READolution hat.
Goals will be written and displayed in the library as well as on their library passes (pics to come) so they can track their progress. Here’s to a year of reading!