Goal-setting for reading
This product is designed to help your kids move towards proficiency with their reading by having them set goals to improve.
Using your own data, through running records, observations, and conferences, you will be able to see what your kids need.
Once you have decided on one to two goals for your students, I would meet with each student to discuss what you notice. Help them to take ownership of their reading by including them in the conversation. Included is a reflection sheet that asks them to state their strengths and weaknesses in reading.
I would use their reading folder or journal to attach one to two goals. You can also use my goal-setting sheet to attach the labels. The sheet comes in two sizes; full size 8.5 x 11 and 8.5 x 5. The goal-setting sheet allows them to reflect after reading. You could also not laminate but print on copy paper and kids could tally as they reflect each day on how they felt their reading went.
Prior to independent reading, have them review their goal(s) and then after reading, review once more so they can reflect on their reading.
Once they have mastered a goal, a new one can be placed on top of the old. Or if you decide to use the post-it size and the t-chart, the mastered goal can be moved to the “I Got This” side, indicating they have made it a habit.
Here is what is included:
30 COLOR & 30 BLACK LINED labels-you can use Avery™ mailing labels #5160 to print them or just print and cut apart and glue
30 BLACK LINE POST IT SIZE goals; same as the others but larger with more detail-Turn anything into post-it with reposition glue stick
Goal-setting sheet which can be printed on cardstock and laminated and kept in a folder or journal (color and black and white, featuring both a boy and a girl)
Goal-setting t-chart for the post-it labels
Reflection sheet to be filled out so students can assess their strengths/weaknesses prior to the formal goals
Labels focus on fluency, stamina, print work, and self-monitoring
The labels are in written in the first person
Visuals help to cue the reader
**If you purchased my Reading Goals in color or black and white, these are in this product with the addition of the reflection sheet, post-it size goals, and the t-chart “My Goals” and the larger reflection sheet with more space to tally
Goals are as follows:
take a breath at the period
making the voice go up at a question mark
making reading match the character’s face, body, voice
sweeping eyes under the whole line
reading the way you talk
looking ahead to punctuation and read it again
Focus and stamina
thinking about what’s happening so far and rereading
looking at the pictures and think about what I see
using a timer to set a time goal and add more time each day
using a stickie note to set page goals and read until I get there
using a stickie note to read up to and then taking a “break” read with another book (magazine, poem)
if my mind wanders, I will skim back to find the last page I remember reading and reread from there
if I get distracted, I can stop and notice where my attention was and go back to the last place I was really understanding and reread from there
Comprehension (not an exhaustive list by any means)
making a movie in my mind (visualizing)
read and retell to include key ideas and details
rereading to figure out if something was unclear
stop when it doesn’t make sense
use the picture to help figure out unknown words
backtrack and reread
get my mouth ready to say the first sound of the unknown word
stretch out the words
does it look right?
does it sound right?
does it make sense?
read through the word
take off the ending to read the word and then try to read the whole word
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