This product is exactly what you need for differentiating goals during writers workshop! It is perfect for working on your common core opinion writing standards!
Here is how it works:
You print the goal posters and display in your classroom where students can see them. Each student will have a clothes pin.
After your students have written an opinion piece, conference with them and set one goal you want them to focus on. Move their clothes pin to that poster so that they have a visual reminder.
I explain to my students that at their next conference I will expect them to show me evidence of how they have worked on their goal. For example, they can use a highlighter to highlight capital letters if their goal was capitalization. If the goal has been met, set a new goal together and move their clip to the appropriate poster. You can also give the student a small copy of the goal poster to keep in their writing folder.
In order to increase accountability, I have students attach the self reflection form to the top of their completed writing pieces. This helps to guide their future conferences.
2 title sheets for your display (Choose the one you like best!)
8 opinion writing goal posters
Smaller version of every poster (4 of the same goal per sheet) to give to students to keep in their writing folders.
Student reflection sheet
You might be interested in my other writing goals units:
Narrative Writing GoalsInformational Writing GoalsOpinion Writing GoalsWriting Goals Bundle