Goal Setting Ideas for Reading Workshop
At the end of each grading period, I ask students to select 2 reading goals for the following grading period. As part of a whole class mini-lesson, we brainstorm ideas for possible goals. After they have written their goals, I meet with each child during an individual conference to review goals and check for appropriateness. I reserve the option to add a third goal if I see fit.
The following are some possible goals which students may set on their own or with teacher guidance:
- Read ___ fictional books.
- Read at least ___ nonfiction books.
- Finish at least ___ books.
- Return all borrowed books.
- Meet the minimum requirements for weekly reading at home .
- Try to abandon no more than ___ books this grading period.
- Pick out all “just right” books this grading period.
- Enter all books read on the weekly reading log.
- Remember to bring book to class each day.
- Increase weekly home reading to ___ minutes ___ nights a week.
- Try reading a new genre (name the genre).
- Try a new author.
- Remember to write in response log each week.
- Reread response log letters from the teacher before beginning to write a new letter.
- Answer the teacher’s questions in response log letters.
- Write more personal response instead of just summaries.
- Use correct letter writing format in response log.