I use these "I can statements" as a way to guide my instruction. There is one to match each common core standard. I printed them out and put the "I can statement" up that matches the lesson I am teaching that day. It's a great point of reference for students and great way to help me keep my focus during instruction.
I also sometimes use this as a self assessment tool. Asking students who believe they "can" to stand up at the end of the lesson.