Goal-Setting Posters for Opinion Writing!
Having kids set goals is imperative to helping them succeed. These posters (5.5 x 8.5-landscape) align with Lucy Calkins’ Units of Study for Second Graders, Unit 3 Opinion Writing. The unit focuses on kids’ opinions about books they have read, and writing letters to an audience to persuade them to read their book. It helps them to learn powerful ways to convince the reader to read their book. It is such fun! You can purchase the program HERE
I have taken the great work of Calkins’ and put it into goals that you can use with your students to help keep them on track. Goals target content and mechanics.
A customer of mine encouraged me to turn my Narrative Writing Labels for K-1 into mini posters that she could hang on a bulletin board. From there she differentiates the needs of her students by adding their name next to the goal they are working towards. Included in this product are editable labels to add your kids’ names. I would suggest making a sheet of labels for each child with their name. This way the kids could be working on more than one goal at a time.
Prior to writing and after my mini-lesson, I have the kids read over their goals. 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.
Included in this product are the posters and editable name plates!!
There are more than 30 goals in this product and are written in first person. They are as follows:
-write my opinion and give reasons
-write a beginning to convince my readers of my opinion
-use connecting words, like also, another, and because
-write an ending to remind those of my opinion
-write at least two reasons and write a few sentence on each
-choose words that would make readers agree with my opinion
-use what I know about spelling patterns to spell word
-use editing pens
-use the word wall to spell words correctly
-use quotation marks
-apostrophe with contractions
-add in "extras" to entertain the reader
-think about the reader
-add sections or pages to make it longer and more convincing
-focus opinion on different aspects of the book
-use story words
-introduce the book
-write my opinion with a focus
-think more about the reader
-use "because" or "For example" to give details
-keep my audience in mind
-use capitals correctly
-use strategies for spelling
-try new punctuation
-read my goals before and after writing
-use quotes from the book
-use transition words
-add different parts and write a lot
-work with a partner to revise
You may like this other goal setting products:
Goal Setting Bundle for Gr. 2 Information Writers
Narrative Writing Goals for Gr. 2 Writers
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