Included in this bundle is 56 learning goals and scales for 4th grade that are aligned with Pennsylvania state standards (PA Core) created with a "Marzano" lens. Five standard categories are designed to reflect the demands of a college and career graduate which include Foundational Skills, Reading Informational Text, Reading Literature, Writing and Speaking/Listening. Each category is broken down into individual standards using a four point scale. The starting point for each scale uses the 4th grade ELA PA Core Standard to represent a score of 3 which is what I use as the daily learning goal. This description represents proficiency for each standard. A score of 2 represents the prior grade level standard while a score of 4 represents the next grade level standard.
I've divided the 56 documents into separate folders to easily find the standard you are focusing on during a specific lesson/unit. Each folder includes the following scales:
Foundational Skills 1.1.4.D-E (2 scales)
Informational 1.2.4.A-L (12 scales)
Literature 1.3.4.A-K (11 scales)
Writing 1.4.4.A-X (24 scales)
Speaking and Listening 1.5.4.A-G (7 scales)
Each document includes 3 pages:
Page 1 - Created to distribute to students as a preassessment or reference. (2 copies of the scale to conserve paper) There is a small area for students to reflect and take notes on the scale. I typically have students keep this copy in their ELA folders or collect as an informal formative assessment to gauge understanding.
Page 2 - The four point scale to use as a visual reference - includes academic vocabulary related to the standard. (I make enlarged copies and post daily on my learning goal bulletin board)
Page 3 - Created to use as post-learning reflective tool. This is a whole page document that includes the scale and room for students to explain their understanding of the standard. A sentence starter is included which states, "After learning, I am rating myself at a level ______ with this standard. I am rating myself this because..." These are great to use as formative assessments, to keep in student portfolios, and to show at parent-teacher conferences.
All documents were created in Microsoft Word and are editable. I hope you find these useful!