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 you can also see them here in video form.

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These videos from YouTube are great stories to use to discuss goal setting along with hopes and dreams for a growth mindset. I then put the books in my classroom library for all to share.

Great Goal Setting Picture Books

Giraffes Can’t DanceGerald 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 BargainFrank 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
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
for all to enjoy after
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
girl named
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 RumphiusInspired 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

desires and giving something back to the
Here are some goal setting resources:
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