New Year's Resolutions

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It's hard to believe that we are headed into another new year. As we get ready to head back to school after a much needed winter break, I wanted to share with you a way to celebrate the new year in the library - creating library New Year's resolutions.

These resolutions are not the same as the ones adults make (lose weight, get more sleep). Or the ones students will  make in their classes (study more, practice multiplication facts). These are more general and are intended to get students to start thinking more about their reading, to make their reading intentional. Intentional reading is just being more selective in your choice of reading material.

With these activities students will think about what they read during the previous year and what they would like to read in the upcoming year. It gives students a chance to reflect on their reading and their reading choices (intentional reading).

Since most librarians see students in multiple grades I created several different sets. For younger students there is a one page mini book. Students will write or draw what kinds of books they like to read and what books they would like to read. There is a second version as well with a page that says "I like going to the library".

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For older students there are 3 different pages. Each page asks students about their past reading and future reading. However there are slight variations with questions about what genre they want to read more books from and one with a spot to fill in a library behavior that they want to improve on.

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I like to provide many options in my products because I know from experience how frustrating it is to try and modify a teaching resource to fit my specific needs. Hopefully these printables will help your students to be more intentional in their reading not just for the new year but all year. Click here to see these in my TpT store.

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Happy New Year!


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