Do your students lack critical skills needed to do their best writing? Setting goals is a highly effective way to improve their writing.
With these labels, I have created writing goals that cover content and conventions/mechanics of writing. These goals align with CCSS for kindergarten and first grade. I print 1 sheet of 30 labels per child. I use Avery 5160 mailing labels. To save ink, They are available in both color and black and white. Depending on what your individual kids need, I take to 2-3 labels at a time and adhere them to my students’ writing folders. Prior to writing and after my mini-lesson, I have the kids read over their labels. At the close of the workshop, they once again read over their goals to reinforce what they are working on and then the process starts again at the next workshop. I found that they are extremely effective at having the kids evaluate and reflect on their writing throughout the process, not just on the final product. Hopefully, you will find that as the rigors of the Common Core abound, these will assist you and your students in meeting those high standards.
As you can see you can adapt these goals to fit the writers and their varying needs in both kindergarten and first grade. These are also great for ELLs and resource kids because it is a visual reminder.
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