Goal Setting Labels for Gr. 2 Writers! COLOR VERSION! for Information Writing

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Goal-setting labels for Gr. 2 Information Writing-COLOR VERSION ONLY
As teachers of writing we need to provide every opportunity for success for all learners. My goal-setting labels align with Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study for Grade 2, Unit 2 Information writing. This unit is comprised of three bends and links science into the kids’ writing. It begins with children designing a science experiment using questions that they have about the world around them. It encourages kids to write like scientists while they are learning to write procedures and then lab reports. They are using what they have learned about forces and motion to write a teaching book in the last bend. It seems like it would be complicated but it’s all about movement (skateboarding, pinball, ice skating etc.) and kids come up with lots of ideas. As a celebration, the kids hold a science exhibition where they do their experiments and then share their writing that will teach others something they know a lot about. You can find all of the Units of Study HERE. The program aligns with the demands of Common Core beautifully.
I print 1 sheet of 30 labels per child. I use Avery 5160 mailing labels. The labels are a mix of content, mechanics, and punctuation. 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:
-teach important information
-beginning will name a subject to interest readers
-use words like also and and to say more
-conduct multiple trials
-different parts will tell different information
-tell what to do and how to do it
-talk, sketch, and teach to revise
-give tips to show different information
-use words that show expertise
-spell all of the word wall words correctly
-make a table of contents
-use spelling patterns to help spell (-tion, -er, -ly)
-use apostrophes when writing contractions
-ask a question
-add new voice in a different size or color
-use dashes to add definitions
-use arrows to show how something works
-use captions
-record results
-analyze results and write a conclusion
-make a “you will need” section
-draw pictures that teach with labels/details
-use steps
-use senses to make a description
-include detailed measurements
-ask who, what, why, when and how to add details
-make comparisons to help teach
-spell a word different ways and chose the one that looks right
-use Google to help spell
-use a dictionary to help spell
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