At the end of each writing unit, have students analyze their scored writing to develop personal goals for the next unit.


Provide examples of goals that can carry across writing units, such as I will use adjectives to paint a picture for my reader or I will be sure to put a period at the end of every sentence.  Once students understand how to write a goal, ask them to look at their scored writing and create their own goals for the next writing assignment.  Add these self generated goals to the student’s rubric.

Further Reading:

Marzano – The Art and Science of Teaching (2007)

Ortlieb, Cheek and Verlaan – Writing Instruction to Support Literacy Success (2017)

Created by Kristen L. Hodnett
Reviewed by Louis Olander

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