These Common Core State Standard aligned learning targets are a quick, easy and efficient way to help your students meet their daily learning objectives in all Common Core subject areas. They are written in kid friendly language so that your students can easily understand exactly what it is that they will be learning and will be able to express it back to you. They also include some of the higher level common core language that they will be hearing and using year after year.
What makes them so quick, easy and efficient? There’s no more searching for the objectives before each lesson…for EVERY subject…and trying to word them just right. They’re already done! It just takes one time of printing, cutting, laminating and labeling. Now they are ready to be used over and over again, year after year! This makes it super easy to just flip through the targets before your lesson, looking for your lesson number on the back. (If they are kept in order, you just take the one off the top and put the used one in the back!) Simply pull it out and post it for your students to see and now you can focus all of your time on the actual planning of your instruction!!
♦ Print each subject on different colored tagboard (I chose…Reading- yellow, Math- blue, Writing- purple, Speaking and Listening- green)
♦ Laminate and cut out
♦ Figure out which lessons from your Core program(s) coincide with which Common Core State Standards (it's usually right in the teacher's guides).
♦ Print the specific lesson numbers on sticky labels (i.e, 2-6) and place them on the back of each target (or write them with a sharpie); some targets having multiple lesson numbers on the back.
The targets come in two forms so you can chose which works best for you and your students from year to year:
• Smaller learning targets for lessons close to where you teach
• Larger learning targets for students to see from longer distances around the room
Both learning target versions (small and large) come with an editable template, so you can add or change the wording on any targets to meet the needs of your students or teaching style.
Learning target symbols for your learning targets to point to. They come in small and large depending on which targets you chose to use.
Viola! You’re meeting your student’s needs, your professional requirements and putting the learning back into the hands of your students all with the snap of your fingers!