I believe in being intentional. The students who come to me for help in reading need to be intentional about their learning. But we do not say that they are in my room because they cannot read.
But there is no reason why we can't discuss how we can improve in reading. I always throw myself into the mix when we talk about improving as a reader. I want my students to know and more importantly to feel that everyone has areas they can improve on. Sometimes they already feel like they are not as good as some of their classmates. No need to drive that point home.
I have found that sometimes students are good at figuring out what they can improve on in reading. But what they will do to improve and how will they know they have improved is a little more of a stretch for them to reason out.
We brainstormed things that most readers do and then I let them pick the goal they thought would best fit them. Then we discussed things they could do to try to reach that goal and then finally how they would know they met their goal.
I made a reading goal too. I wanted to model for my students that all of us can improve and no one knows everything! We will be posting these goals in our room so that we can continue to be intentional about our reading.
|One of three forms included in the packet.|
If you would like these reading goals so your students can be intentional about their reading, click here or on the picture below to be taken to my store. They are FREE and you get all 3 versions. I hope you and your students enjoy being more intentional about setting reading goals. :)