Reading Resolutions

I’m so excited for today’s post! When I first started thinking about guest bloggers, this person was at the top of my list! I’ve been following her work since graduate school, and still constantly reference her many books when I need new inspiration. Over the past couple of years, we’ve built a friendship as we began collaborating together.

Tanny McGregor, also introduced me to the idea of sketchnoting through her newest book, Ink and Ideas. Her sketches are absolutely beautiful! I’ve taken everything I’ve learned about sketchnoting and brought it into the classrooms. Giving students another way to connect with text has been so powerful for many of our apprehensive students. They feel confident about responding and thinking about books without the pressure of having to write their thoughts.


It’s the beginning of a new year, a clean slate. The possibilities seem endless right now and we’re all desperately trying to forget 2020 (even though 2021’s not starting off so well).

In the spirit of the new year, Tanny has made a beautiful sketchnote of her reading resolutions for 2021 for me to share with all my readers!

Doesn’t that just make you want to curl up with markers and a notebook?!? It’s so inspiring!

Seeing her resolutions has sparked ideas and excitement for me as I think about what I want 2021 to look like for me as a reader. I love the idea of sharing books freely; I’m definitely adding that to my reading resolutions. I use to be so good at sharing books on Twitter and I want to get back into that!

If you don’t already, go follow Tanny on Twitter (@tannymcg). She shares beautiful books and has amazing thoughts and ideas!

Tanny, thank you so much for taking the time to create a sketchnote of your 2021 Reading Resolutions and sharing it with us at Windy City Literacy! Grateful for you everyday!

One thought on “Reading Resolutions

  1. Thanks for sharing these resources!! I find that sketching thing out for/with children in a ‘gradual release’ model really helps kids improve recall, comprehension, nuance…all of it!!

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