This resource is a systematic way for students to set and reach their reading goals. This resource is for you if you believe in true goal setting for your students. you want your students to grow as readers and you want a simple yet effective way to practice reaching goals. You also want goals that are easily measurable, attainable, and realistic.
How to use this in your classroom:
Why you should use reading goals in your class:
★Students are aware of their strengths and areas to improve.
★Students have a growth mindset.
★Students know how to effectively use steps to reach their goals.
★Students become more confident in themselves as readers and learners.
★Students love to read.
★Students love to share what they are reading.
★Students encourage each other to reach their goal.
★Reading goals help build a Reading Community in your classroom.
Reading CHEF Goal Domains are:
★Comprehension- We choose the top comprehension skills and strategies to focus on that will bring the most growth in our students.
★Habits of a Reader- Habits of a reader are very important. We focus on the habits of our readers first. We do this because, without these habits, students cannot grow in other areas. Readers need to build stamina, learn to remain in one place while reading, stay focused and so on.
★Expanding Vocabulary- We choose goals based off strategies and best practices we’ve learned over the years. That includes collecting words and figurative language on what we call Collectors. These collectors encourage students to pay attention to words they do not know. Then students complete a Dictionary Dig. A Dictionary Dig is where the student uses a dictionary to look up the meaning of the words they collected on the Word Collector. We encourage students to add these words to their writing and vocabulary when speaking.
Students can also collect figurative language the author uses. Then the students can identify the type of figurative language it is and the meaning. We encourage students to add this figurative language to their writing and vocabulary when speaking.
★Fluency- Fluency is important for good comprehension and overall
enjoyment of reading. We choose the best practices to improve
our students’ rate, accuracy, smoothness, and prosody.
The best part is that we made this resource using a fun and engaging theme! Students are CHEFS and they are working to become MASTER CHEFS!