Setting reading goals for yourself and the children in your world is a fun way to open a world of possible each year. The reading challenge that I tried in 2015 pushed me to read more adult books and genres that I don't hit that often. This year, OOMers' reading resolutions cover our reading habits, genres, and methods, as well as how some of us will track our progress using checklists, spreadsheets, or websites.
We are making the challenge of achieving your reading goals even more fun in 2016 by turning it into a game - the Scholastic 2016 Reading Bingo!
How to play:
- Download the PDF for the Scholastic 2016 Reading Bingo board.
- Read a book.
- See which descriptions/squares the book matches.
- Write the name of the book in the square or, for a fun visual, print out a small image of the book's cover and paste it in the box.
- Repeat steps 2-4 several times.
- Once you fill in a row vertically, horizontally, or diagonally - yell "BINGO!" nice and loud.
If you really want to challenge yourself, read 49 unique books and complete the whole board!
I already got started with Matt de la Peña and Christian Robinson's 2016 Newbery medal winning picture book Last Stop on Market Street in the center square and Laura Resau's middle grade novel The Lightning Queen in the top row.
We'd love to follow your progress if you want to share your reading bingos on social media; just use the hashtag #ScholasticReadingBingo !
Challenge your students and library patrons to play!