Learning Habits and Goals

Each quarter you will work on the school’s learning habits. At the end of each quarter you will evaluate your effort and progress.

Quarter 2 Learning Habits Reflection

Learning Habits Reflection Rubric

You can also create goals for yourself in class work toward your goal all quarter. At the end of each quarter you will evaluate your effort and progress.

Having a clear goal can help you to see what you are working toward and help you to notice what you have achieved through your efforts.

GOAL SETTING TIPS

1. Something you care about that is important
2. Possible … but makes you stretch beyond present level.
3. Measurable
4. Specific criteria for success
5. Positive

Goal:

1. State what you want to do:

2. The method you will measure the goal:

3. The specific action/task accomplishment will be to achieve successful:

Outline the Steps to Reach the goal:
Each quarter you might also create quarterly goals related to the different aspects of our work, like this:

Writing Goal

Title of piece(s) or skill worked on:
Goal:
Plan to achieve goal (steps to be taken and when):
Proof:
Evaluation:

­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Reading Goal:
Plan to achieve goal (steps to be taken and when):
Proof:
Evaluation:

Listening or Speaking Goal:
Plan to achieve goal (steps to be taken and when):
Proof:
Evaluation:

Life Skill Goal:
Plan to achieve goal (steps to be taken and when):
Proof:
Evaluation:

EXAMPLE GOALS:

Reading

I will read three novels for fun this quarter as measured by home reading log. Steps to reach the goal: listen to book talks and book trailers in class, add to my reading wish list, select novel from my reading wish list, read 20 min. a night, write down how much I read each night in my log.

I will increase my reading speed as measured by number of pages read per 10 min. Steps: I will measure the number of pages I read in 10 min. I will focus my attention while reading each time. I will measure my reading speed once every week to see if my speed is improving and I will record my reading speed. I will record my reading speed at the end of the quarter to see if my speed has increased.

I will read novels carefully and re-read any sections I do not understand as measured by self-reflection. Steps: I will will put a sticky note by sections I do not understand. I will reread these sections for clarity. I will see if it helps me.

Writing

I will increase my writing fluency/speed as measured by our in class free-writing activity. Steps: I will see how many words I write in 10 min. time. I will record the number of words. I will repeat this at the quarter’s end and see if this increases.

I will do brain storming, make idea or word lists, or some other prewriting activity before writing my first draft. Steps to achieve goal: I will do this before major drafts, and use it as I write my draft.

I will ask for thoughtful comments and carefully read and use the comments given on my drafts to help me revise my writing. Steps: I will seek out three classmates for comments. If the comments aren’t specific enough, I will ask specific help related to the characteristics needed on the assignment.

Speaking or Listening

I will ask a question or contribute to the class conversation at least once a class. Steps to achieve goal: I will think of questions or comments to make while listening during class and raise my hand to speak. I will keep a record of each day contributed to class.

I will listen carefully to teacher instructions in class and follow them. Steps to achieve goal: I will notice when my attention wanders, and bring it back. I will take notes or highlight instructions on my handouts to help me remember what I am to do. I will check off each step of the directions as I complete them.

I will bring other people into the discussion during class. Steps to achieve the goal: When making a statement during discussion, I will refer to what another person said, so that people will see how my idea relates to theirs.

Life Skill Goal: Student Behavior/Attitude Goal

I will write all of my assignments down in my homework diary as measured by evaluating my homework diary. Steps to achieve this goal: each day at the start of class, I will look at the HW board and write my homework down.

I will finish all of my homework before dinner on weeknights as measured by home studying chart. Steps to achieve my goal: I will sit at my desk at a regular time each day and reward myself by free time after my work is finished.

I will turn all of my daily assignments on time (except my “oops” pass) as measured by my teacher’s grade book. Steps to achieve this goal: I will check my homework agenda and First Class at home each day. I will write down assignments ahead of time. I will put my assignment in my book bag or USB before going to bed at night.

EXAMPLE GOALS

Reading

I will read three novels for fun this quarter as measured by home reading log.

I will increase my reading speed as measured by score on Reading Progress Monitoring.

I will read novels carefully and re-read any sections I do not understand as measured by self-reflection.

Writing

I will increase my writing fluency/speed as measured by our in class free-writing activity.

I will do brain storming, make idea or word lists, or some other prewriting activity before writing my first draft.

I will ask for thoughtful comments and carefully read and use the comments given on my drafts to help me revise my writing.

Speaking or Listening

I will ask a question or contribute to the class conversation at least once a class.

I will listen carefully to teacher instructions in class and follow them.

I will bring other people into the discussion during class.

Student Behavior/Attitude Goal

I will write all of my assignments down in my homework diary as measured by evaluating my homework diary.

I will finish all of my homework before dinner on weeknights as measured by home studying chart.

I will turn all of my daily assignments on time (except my “oops” pass) as measured by my teacher’s grade book.

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