Use authentic tasks in your classroom in conjunction with these rubrics and star word (sight word) word list to help students track their own progress in meeting CCSS goals. These are Journey's Aligned. There are color copies and black and white copies provided. Each rubric has a matching word list for students to master their star words. These automatically differentiate work for students and help them work at their pace.
There are 100 WORDS total! These include both kindergarten AND First Grade Star Words to keep children from becoming stagnant and working toward a goal all year long. There are also a few additional words included, such as "mom," and "dad," which are not part of journey's, but are included at the end because they are important words for children to master. There is also a certificate for children to post in the classroom and take home upon completion of a goal!
Please download a preview to have the first Rubric and to understand how these are used in my class.
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National Governors Association Center for Best Practices & Council of Chief State School Officers. (2010). Common Core State Standards. Washington, DC: Authors.