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 all 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 still 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. 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!!
I printed each subject on different colored tagboard (Reading- yellow, Math- blue, Writing- purple, Speaking and Listening- pink) and laminated them. Then I figured out which lessons from our Reading and Math programs coincide with which Common Core State Standards (it's usually right in the teacher's guides). Once they are cut out, I printed the specific lesson numbers from our Reading and Math programs on sticky labels (i.e, 2-6) and placed them on the back of each target; some targets having multiple lesson numbers on the back. *See below for links to the other subject areas!
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.
Just print out and laminate, and 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 your actual instruction!
They can be used in many ways. You can:
*post them on the wall under your learning target (or objective)
*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!!
to check out the learning targets for all subject areas and grade levels.
to check out the success criteria for all subject areas.