Incorporating learning goals in the classroom is an effective way of helping to close any learning gaps while helping students become more reflective learners.
This Reading Goal Pack is a complete bundle to help you incorporate reading goals in your classroom. Proven to be effective, it helps to enhance reading motivation and encourages students to reflect and improve upon their reading skills.
Included in this pack:
- 28 different reading goal cards
- 6 wall chart variations (a4 and a5)
How to use:
These goal cards can be used in a number of ways.
1) The goal chart can be laminated and displayed along with a photo of the student. There are various goal charts to choose from. The student’s goals are attached to the goal chart using Velcro dots or blue tack. It is important to note that these goals should be chosen jointly with students to provide a sense of ownership. Students can unfasten the goal cards and take them along to their reading activity. They can then be reattached to the chart at the end of the lesson. Alternatively, if you do not wish to use the goal chart then the cards can be kept elsewhere.
2) Before students begin a reading activity, provide each student with 1 or 2 goal cards which are in line with their learning needs. They must check and re-check that they have achieved the learning goal before handing in their work. The goal cards can be returned to you at the end of the lesson.
Specific goals include:
- Use the pictures to help me read
- Match my finger to each word
- Pause at full-stops
- Read exclamation marks correctly
- Use the first sound to predict a word
- Break up big words into smaller words
- Stretch out the sounds in words
- Read digraphs and blends in words
- Read my sight words
- Split words into syllables
- Retell a story from start to finish
- Read the beginning sounds of words
- Read from left to right
- Use a dictionary to find out word meanings
- Self-correct when I read
- Re-read if I do not understand
- Read faster
- Read fluently
- Read independently
- Predict what will happen in a story
- Read with expression
- Make inferences about a text
- Express how I feel about a story
- Find out the meaning of words I don’t know
- Read punctuation marks correctly
- Answer questions about what I read
- Talk about the characters and their feelings
- Follow along during guided reading.
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