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 Third Graders Unit 1 Narrative Writing. The unit focuses on kids’ ability to tell true stories and then builds and helps them to learn powerful ways to craft a well-written narrative piece.
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 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. I have goal-setting labels for narrative writing too!
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 30 goals in this product and are written in first person. They are as follows:
• write a beginning which introduces the character and setting
• tell the story bit by bit
• choose action, talk or feeling that would make a good ending
• tell the story in order by using phrases such as a little later and after that
• I will use paragraphs and skip lines to separate what happened first from what happened later
• show what happened to and in my characters
• write so that readers get a picture in their mind
• use what I know about spelling patterns to help me spell
• will edit before I write a final draft
• will punctuate dialogue correctly with commas and quotation marks
• use punctuation at the end of every sentence.
• re-read my writing to my writing partner to see if it makes sense
• write in ways that help readers read with expression, reading some parts quickly
• make my sentence match my picture
• talk ideas out before I write
• tell, draw and write a whole story
• use other words than said when using dialogue
• use red/blue/green pens when editing; red (STOP) and check to see if there is ending punctuation, blue-circle all words you think are misspelled and green (GO) check to make sure the beginning letter of each sentence is capitalized
• use labels and words to give details
• use voice
• use some long sentences and some short ones
• make sure to have characters and show how they feel and act
• write a lot of lines on a page or across lots of pages
• make writing interesting by adding details to each idea
• not use the same word over and over again
• use some new and exciting words
• tell the story in order by using words like when, then and after
• use strong words that will help create mind pictures
• have a beginning, middle and end
• use an apostrophe when using contractions
You may also be interested in goal setting labels:
Goall Setting Labels for Gr. 3 Narrative Writers-COLOR ONLY
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Goal Setting Labels for Gr. 3 Narrative Writers COMBO BW & COLOR