Create Your Family New Year's Reading Resolutions

Start the New Year reading happy.

By Amy Mascott
Dec 30, 2014



Dec 30, 2014

New Year's Resolutions don't always have to involve diets and exercise. Sure, it's great if they do—we all want to start the New Year off on the right foot, with a peaceful mind and healthy body.

But how about this year, we add a little reading to the resolution recipe?

As my kids are getting more stuck in their reading ways, I think the New Year is a great time to rethink our reading habits, goals, and behaviors. This year, along with our New Year's Day Family Interviews, we're adding some New Year's Reading Resolutions to the mix.

Our Reading Resolutions are simple. They involve some basic questions about reading that will hopefully get my kids and me on the path to some reading excitement, strength, and variety this year.

Here is the New Year's Reading Resolution sheet for you to download and print.

It asks:
•    How many books do readers plan to read this year?
•    How will readers keep track of their books?
•    How often readers will readers visit the library?
•    What new authors, series, and genres do readers plan to explore?
•    And more…

The Reading Resolution also has a small section where readers will commit to practicing strong reader behaviors, like reading a few chapters or pages before they give up on a text, using self-monitoring skills, finding answers to questions, and talking to people about what they read.

It's simple. But it's powerful.

Here's to a rock star, reading-happy year!

Will you and your family make New Year's Reading Resolutions this year?
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