Goal-Setting Labels for 1st Grade Opinion Writers! Color Version!

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***COLOR GOAL-SETTING LABELS ONLY
As a teacher of writing, I found that because kids are developing at different stages and have differing needs, the writing process needed to be broken down for some more than others. With that being said, I have adapted writing goals that cover content and conventions/mechanics of writing. I have also included more goals than you will need and some of the goals target habits that all children can learn and need to be successful. These goals strongly align with Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study, Unit 3 Opinion Writing for first graders. This unit focuses on how to convince readers to think, feel or act the way the writer does about a chosen topic. In short, it is persuasive writing and so fun! It is aligned with the writing standards of Common Core. However, you do not need follow CCSS to use this product. However, I do love the Units of Study program! You can find it HERE. I print 1 sheet of 30 labels per child. I use Avery 5160 mailing labels. Depending on what your individual kids need, I take up 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.
Goals are written in first person and are as follows:

As you can see you can adapt these goals to fit the writers and their varying needs in first grade.
***Please note that Calkins’ units are a progression and each builds upon the former. If you have purchased my labels for narrative or information writing, these labels varying slightly with a few from the former products that are repeated in this product.
These are also great for ELLs and resource kids because it is a visual reminder.
The goals are written in first person and are as follows:
-write an opinion and tell likes/dislikes
-write a beginning and name a topic or text and give my opinion
-write an ending
-write a part that gets attention
-use knowledge of word parts to spell words
-use labels and words to give details
-end every sentence with punctuation
-write at least 1 reason
-use the word wall to help with spelling
-write lots of reasons
-add transitions to give more information
-use various spelling strategies
-use sparkly words
-defend my reasons
-have a conclusion
-have an introduction
-give a rating
-have a sneak peek
-use comparisons
-work with a partner to revise
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Goal-Setting Labels for 1st Grade Opinion Writers! Color Version!
Goal-Setting Labels for 1st Grade Opinion Writers! Color Version!