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Fluency and decoding goals

Reading level and accuracy:

  • I use the fluency part of Foundational Skills Standards to write my reading level goals. I typically write my goals for about 1.5 years growth from where the kid is right now. I will write the goal for less if they haven’t been progresssing and more if they are moving up levels quickly.
  • 1st grade standard: Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.4b
  • 1st grade goal: __________ will read a late first grade (DRA 18 or equivalent) text orally with 95%  accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.4b
  • 2nd grade standard: Read grade-level text orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.4b
  • 2nd grade goal: _____ will read a late second grade (DRA 28 or equivalent) text orally with 95% accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.4b
  • 3rd grade standard: Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4b
  • 3rd grade goal: ________ will read late 3rd grade prose (DRA 38 or equivalent) orally with 95% accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.4b
  • 4th grade standard: Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4b
  • 4th grade goal: ________ will read mid third grade prose (DRA 34 or equivalent) orally with 95% accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.4b
  • 5th grade standard: Read grade-level prose and poetry orally with accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4b
  • 5th grade goal: _______________ will read late second grade prose (DRA 28 or equivalent) orally with 95% accuracy, appropriate rate, and expression as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.4b
  • I don’t tend to write specific fluency goals–  but you can use the same standard to specify correct word per minute “with accuracy, a rate of 100 correct words per minute, and expression.”
  • Where to find the standard: Foundational skills, Fluency

Phonics goals

  • I write these goals based on the student’s perfomance on the decoding assessment. I prefer the reading level goals above since I have to DRA my students at reporting card periods anyhow, but both of the sets of goals hit the same need (reading harder words more accurately)
  • 1st grade standard: Know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3c
  • 1st grade goal: _________ will know final -e and common vowel team conventions for representing long vowel sounds as demonstrated by reading a list of one syllable real and nonsense words with long vowels with 80% accuracy as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.3c
  • 2nd grade standard 1: Know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3b
  • 2nd grade goal 1: __________ will know spelling-sound correspondences for additional common vowel teams as demonstrated by reading a list of one syllable real and nonsense words with “r” controlled vowels and vowel diphthongs with 80% accuracy as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3b
  • 2nd grade standard 2: Decode regularly spelled two-syllable words with long vowels CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3c
  • 2nd grade goal 2: _________ will decode regularly spelled, real and nonsense, two-syllable words with long vowels with 80% accuracy as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.2.3c
  • 3rd grade standard: Decode multisyllable words CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.3c
  • 3rd grade goal: __________ will decode real and nonsense multisyllable words with consonant blends, digraphs, and long vowels with 80% accuracy as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.3.3c
  • 4th grade standard:  Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.3a
  • 4th grade goal: _______________ will read, with 80% accuracy. unfamiliar multisyllabic words with common long vowel patterns  out of context (on a list) as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.4.3a
  • 5th grade standard: Use combined knowledge of all letter-sound correspondences, syllabication patterns, and morphology (e.g., roots and affixes) to read accurately unfamiliar multisyllabic words in context and out of context CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.3a
  • 5th grade goal: _______________ will read, with 80% accuracy. unfamiliar multisyllabic words with common long vowel patterns  out of context (on a list) as measured by teacher records and observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.5.3a
  • Notice the sad lack of standards for digraphs and blends– if you need goals in those areas, modify one of these standards 🙁
  • Where to find the standards: Foundation Skills, Phonics and word recognition

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