Monday, October 20, 2008

Topic: Setting Goals in Writing--Four Generic Questions

10-second review: students answer four generic questions about the writing assignment they have just completed.

Title: “Beginning with the Students: Ownership through Reflection and Goal-setting.” M Harford. English Journal (September 2008), 61-66. A publication of the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE).

Summary: The four generic questions. “What did I do well in this assignment?” (At least three specific skills or techniques. “What do I need to improve?” (At least three specific skills or techniques.) “What is my writing goal for the next writing assignment?” (One specific skill.) “How am I going to achieve my goal?”

Comment: Sets up a format for a writing conference. RayS.

The purpose of this blog, English Updates, is to review interesting contemporary (2008-2009) articles from professional English education journals at all levels—elementary, middle school, junior high school, high school and college.

1 comment:

  1. If you'd like a tool for setting your goals, you can use this web application:

    You can use it to manage your goals, projects and tasks, set next actions and contexts, use checklists, schedules and a calendar.
    A mobile version is available too.