Writing Fluency Goals

IEP Goals for Writing Fluency

Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.10

  • I use this standard for writing fluency goals and so my assessments for this are of how many words per minute a student can write (or type!) in one or two minutes given a writing prompt. I also will monitor how much a student writes during a classroom writing activity.

Check out the 2nd-5th Grade Writing Present Levels and Assessment Resources page for more baseline and assessment ideas.

Given a writing prompt and adult supervision and prompting, LuAnna will write eight to ten words per minute. On her own, given a writing prompt, LuAnna will often write one or fewer words. She will write more independently on a computer, but requires supervision to stay on the typing document.

  • 3rd grade goal 1: ______________ will write routinely over shorter time frames as demonstrated by showing writing fluency of at least 15 words per minute on a timed assessment and as measured by teacher observations and records.  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.10
  • 3rd grade goal 2: _________ will write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences as demonstrated by writing at least three sentences (20 words or more) during at least three of four classroom writing activities in a week CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.10
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The first thing to note is that I stretched the standard a bit for these goals– the standard is about writing over extended time frames, which I interpreted as being about how much students get writing during a writing block. If the goal is too much of a stretch for you (or your district), I would check out the narrative writing goals as many get at related skills.

  • Change how much the student should write
    •  ______________ will write routinely over shorter time frames as demonstrated by showing writing fluency of at least 20 words per minute on a timed assessment and as measured by teacher observations and records.  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.10
    •  _________ will write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences as demonstrated by writing at least four sentences (30 words or more) during at least three of four classroom writing activities in a week CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.10
    •  _________ will write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences as demonstrated by writing at least two paragraphs or more than 50 words during at least three of four classroom writing activities in a week CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.10
  • Adjust how the goal is measured
    • _________ will write routinely over shorter time frames as demonstrated by showing writing fluency of at least 25 words on a two-minute timed fluency assessment and as measured by teacher observations and records.  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.10
    • _________ will write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences as demonstrated by writing at least three sentences (20 words or more) during classroom writing activities on three of four observations  CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.3.10

Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.10

  • I use this standard for writing fluency goals and so my assessments for this are of how many words per minute a student can write (or type!) in one or two minutes given a writing prompt. I also will monitor how much a student writes during a classroom writing activity.

Check out the 2nd-5th Grade Writing Present Levels and Assessment Resources page for more baseline and assessment ideas.

Given a writing prompt and adult supervision and prompting, LuAnna will write eight to ten words per minute. On her own, given a writing prompt, LuAnna will often write one or fewer words. She will write more independently on a computer, but requires supervision to stay on the typing document.

  • 3rd grade goal 1: ______________ will write routinely over shorter time frames as demonstrated by showing writing fluency of at least 20 words per minute on a timed assessment and as measured by teacher observations and records. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.10
  • 3rd grade goal 2: _________ will write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences as demonstrated by writing at least five sentences (30 words or more) during at least three of four classroom writing activities in a week CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.10

The first thing to note is that I stretched the standard a bit for these goals– the standard is about writing over extended time frames, which I interpreted as being about how much students get writing during a writing block. If the goal is too much of a stretch for you (or your district), I would check out the narrative writing goals as many get at related skills.

  • Change how much the student should write
    •  ______________ will write routinely over shorter time frames as demonstrated by showing writing fluency of at least 15 words per minute on a timed assessment and as measured by teacher observations and records. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.10
    •  _________ will write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences as demonstrated by writing at least five sentences (35 words or more) during at least three of four classroom writing activities in a week CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.10
    •  _________ will write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences as demonstrated by writing at least two paragraphs or more than 50 words during at least three of four classroom writing activities in a week CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.10
  • Adjust how the goal is measured
    • _________ will write routinely over shorter time frames as demonstrated by showing writing fluency of at least 25 words on a two-minute timed fluency assessment and as measured by teacher observations and records. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.10
    • _________ will write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences as demonstrated by writing at least four sentences (25 words or more) during classroom writing activities on three of four observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.4.10

Write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.10

  • I use this standard for writing fluency goals and so my assessments for this are of how many words per minute a student can write (or type!) in one or two minutes given a writing prompt. I also will monitor how much a student writes during a classroom writing activity.

Check out the 2nd-5th Grade Writing Present Levels and Assessment Resources page for more baseline and assessment ideas.

Given a writing prompt and adult supervision and prompting, LuAnna will write eight to ten words per minute. On her own, given a writing prompt, LuAnna will often write one or fewer words. She will write more independently on a computer, but requires supervision to stay on the typing document.

  • 3rd grade goal 1: ______________ will write routinely over shorter time frames as demonstrated by showing writing fluency of at least 20 words per minute on a timed assessment and as measured by teacher observations and records. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.10
  • 3rd grade goal 2: _________ will write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences as demonstrated by writing at least five sentences (30 words or more) during at least three of four classroom writing activities in a week CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.10

The first thing to note is that I stretched the standard a bit for these goals– the standard is about writing over extended time frames, which I interpreted as being about how much students get writing during a writing block. If the goal is too much of a stretch for you (or your district), I would check out the narrative writing goals as many get at related skills.

  • Change how much the student should write
    •  ______________ will write routinely over shorter time frames as demonstrated by showing writing fluency of at least 15 words per minute on a timed assessment and as measured by teacher observations and records. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.10
    •  _________ will write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences as demonstrated by writing at least five sentences (35 words or more) during at least three of four classroom writing activities in a week CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.10
    •  _________ will write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences as demonstrated by writing at least two paragraphs or more than 50 words during at least three of four classroom writing activities in a week CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.10
  • Adjust how the goal is measured
    • _________ will write routinely over shorter time frames as demonstrated by showing writing fluency of at least 25 words on a two-minute timed fluency assessment and as measured by teacher observations and records. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.10
    • _________ will write routinely over extended time frames (time for research, reflection, and revision) and shorter time frames (a single sitting or a day or two) for a range of discipline-specific tasks, purposes, and audiences as demonstrated by writing at least four sentences (25 words or more) during classroom writing activities on three of four observations CCSS.ELA-Literacy.W.5.10