Learning targets and success criteria galore! Read each section below for a description of how to use both in your classroom.
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 Reading. 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.
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!
Learning targets are an amazing way to help your students take ownership in their own learning process. But then what? Show your students exactly HOW they will be successful at meeting their daily, weekly or unit long objectives. Each of these ready to go success criteria are aligned to the Common Core State Standards for first grade. They explicitly tell and/or show your students different ways to be successful in meeting their learning targets. They come in both color and black and white, so you can choose what works best for you. They help your students understand each step in the process of meeting the specific standard they are working on.
It’s as easy as 1-2-3
♦ Print out
♦ Post them up by your learning targets or objectives
Now they’re ready to be used over and over, year after year! The standard is written in the lower right corner, so it’s quick and easy to find your success criteria in seconds. No more spending tons of time trying to come up with what the success criteria will be or having to do it on the fly with your students. Now you can spend your time planning the actual instruction!
They can be used in many ways. You can:
♦ Post them on the wall next to your learning targets, standards or objectives
♦ Use it as a guide as you write them with your students
For something hands-on, shrink them down on the copier for students to have access to at their seats while they are working!!
I have updated all of the learning targets to include a new format that is larger and has a different font. I have also added an editable page to the success criteria. This way you have more flexibility in the way that you can use them!!
You may also be interested in:
Learning Target Bundle- 1st grade
Success Criteria for Common Core Learning Targets- 1st grade Bundle
Learning Target and Success Criteria MEGA Bundle- 1st grade