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  • Annemarie Johnson

Goal Setting Ideas for Reading Workshop

Updated: Feb 26

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.


Goal Setting Form

Goal Setting Ideas

Reading Self-Evaluations

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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