Goal Setting Ideas for Reading Workshop

Feb 27, 2009 by

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.

My Reading Goals

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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.

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