This resource has been developed to integrate balanced literacy with the health education topic of Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½goal-setting.Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ Goal-setting can be related to multiple subject areas, therefore achieving standards/outcomes from a variety of curricular areas at one time.
Included in this mini-unit:
Ã¢ï¿½Â¢ An original, full-color shared reading selection called Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½All About Goal Setting.Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½ In this story students are introduced to the concept of goal setting while reading about Nathan, a third grader who is working toward his goal of becoming a better reader. Readers will be engaged as they connect the story to their own prior knowledge and personal goals.
Ã¢ï¿½Â¢ A cut-and-paste sorting activity intended to teach students how to distinguish wishes from goals.
Ã¢ï¿½Â¢ A goal-setting portfolio piece. Students will first do a Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½goal brainstormÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ using a graphic organizer. They will then choose one goal and write a plan for how they will work towards it. The plan coincides with the process that students read in the shared reading selection. Finally, students will reflect on the goal.
Ã¢ï¿½Â¢ A Venn diagram where students will sort between long-term and short-term goals.
Ã¢ï¿½Â¢ A making words activity. Students will follow directions to make various words with the Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½oaÃ¢ï¿½ï¿½ vowel digraph as in Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½goal.Ã¢ï¿½ï¿½