Saturday, November 3, 2012

Writing Goals Anchor Chart

I must say that I'm shocked by the power of the writing goals anchor chart that I just started using in my classroom. It is not my original idea. I pinned a writing goal anchor chart on Pinterest a while back. Unfortunately, I can't find the original source because the image that is floating around is accompanied by "I don't know the original source".   So, if this is your original idea...thank you and and I would be happy to give you credit.

 So... here is the chart that I made for my first graders. You know how I love scrapbook paper...some scrapbook paper and a few sticky note strips and bam! We have posted writing goals!  

These are not the real goals for my students.  I took the picture before I had a writing conference with each student to set their first real goal.  Each time one of my students finishes a piece of writing, we have a writing conference.  The student reads their writing to me and we set a new goal (or keep the same goal if needed).  

Occasionally, teachers (and parents) ask me about the fact that my students reading levels and now writing goals are posted in my room.  I try really hard (like most of us do) to create an atmosphere that promotes individualized learning.  Everyone is working on improving different things throughout the day (even me - especially me) and I expect the students to respect each other.  My students don't ever ask about it, they just know that it's my job to help them maximize their learning and that it's their job to work hard and support their friends who may have different goals.  

Off to go shopping with the girls!  These southern folks are lucky!  I love snow, but I could get used to this sunny and 70's business.


  1. I absolutely love your writing goals bulletin board. We are working on 6+1 traits, and I think I'm going to make a board using those. Thanks so much for sharing!


    Stories from Room 114

  2. I really love your chart! Can I "borrow" your idea please? :-)

    MrsMc from Buzz! Buzz! Buzz!

  3. Your chart looks great, Kimberly! Thanks for sharing!

    EduKate and Inspire

  4. LOVE it! Your chart is so much cuter than mine!
    Rowdy in First Grade

  5. I would also like to "borrow" Your chart! It looks amazing!

  6. Thanks for posting! Already made one for my room:)

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