5 Goal Setting Read Alouds

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Reading and talking about goals is an important skill that need to be developed for students. I try to read and discuss many read goal setting picture books to encourage students to work hard to achieve goals. Here are a few of the books that love to share with the students, but they are in video form.

These videos from YouTube are great stories to use to discuss goal setting along with hopes and dreams for a growth mindset.

Great Goal Setting Picture Books

Giraffes Can't Dance-Gerald the giraffe’s long legs are too skinny and his neck is too long so he has difficulty dancing. "Giraffes can't dance," jest the animals when it's Gerald's turn to prance while the warthogs waltz, the chimps cha-cha, and the lions tango. Gerald starts swaying to his own sweet tune after receiving sound advice from the cricket.

Bear's Bargain-Frank Asch uses his simple, bright illustrative style to bring to life this charming tale where Bear wishes he could fly like Little Bird, while Little Bird longs to be big and strong like Bear. The two friends find creative ways to make each other’s dreams come true.

 A Chair for My Mother (start at 2:08)-Rosa, her mother and grandmother save their coins to buy a comfortable chair for all to enjoy after their home is destroyed by a fire. This tender story about family and perseverance is an excellent selection for practicing the comprehension strategies of visualizing, retelling, and identifying the author’s purpose. 

Amazing Grace-This inspiring picture book brings to life the story about an optimistic girl named Grace that tries out for the role of Peter Pan even after she becomes discourage by her classmates. The message to follow you dreams no matter what other say are beautifully depicted.

Miss Rumphius-Inspired by a true-life story, Miss Rumphius longed to travel the world, live in a house by the sea, and do something to make the world more beautiful. This story tells about living for your hearts’ desires and giving something back to the world.

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