We just completed our first full month of individual reading goals. As I read their reflections, I just stopped and started copying their thoughts onto my iPad. These ideas are the #1 reason I continue to teach with workshop and allow students to choose their own reading goals. I am so proud of every student for their growth and perspective.
I've been expanding my vocabulary with my word notebook, and it’s helped me to understand the book more.
I can read simple text very fluently.
I am choosing JR books better and previewing now.
I have improved a lot and even reading more genres.
Status makes me more organized and has helped me push my reading.
I am very focused in my book and I did not like reading before 5th grade. Goals have helped me stay and enjoy in Newbery Club.
When I got my word notebook, I collected 5 words and I used them in my narrative. I used all 5 words in one day in my writing. Instead of playing video games at home I am reading my book. (love this one)
I've started to read other genres, which I have not tried, and now I am reading nonfiction.
I have read so much more than in 4th grade.
I have kept up with hard, high reading levels in Newbery Club.
I have already achieved more goals this year than 4th grade. (it's only Nov. 1)
I now know because of my word notebook that vocabulary, reading, and writing are all connected. PRICELESS!