Rethinking Reading Goals: More Than Just a Number

I feel incredibly lucky and honored and proud to share the story of one of my former students as a part of the work that I am doing for the Heinemann Fellows.

Please read Reese’s story here in my blog post for the Heinemann Fellows to see the power of listening to our students, following them where they lead us, and understanding that reading goals set by teachers ONLY based on numbers can be detrimental to a child’s love of reading and to their reading development.

4 thoughts on “Rethinking Reading Goals: More Than Just a Number

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  4. I tried to reply on the article itself, and the website wouldn’t let me! This was a very insightful article! I came across it from your blog which I discovered through TPT! And you are spot on! We focus so much on A.R. goals, or a number of books and them complain that children have no intrinsic motivation. They need to be part of the discussion and they need to have ownership. Loved this article and I plan to share it with my team.

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