My R.I.S.E. goal developed in Term 1 was to ensure my students were creating specific writing goals. This term, I filmed a one-on-one writing feedback session with one of my students, Kalom. Kalom was asked to read a persuasive text he was working on, and identify the persuasive devices he had utilised. He then created a specific writing goal focused on gaining confidence with two persuasive devices in particular (emotive language and rhetorical questioning).
My R.I.S.E. partner Paige and I agreed that my feedback session was authentic to the student. Kalom understood what he needs to work on in the future, and was able to independently create his writing goal; I did, however, assist Kalom in making his goal more specific. In my class, students write their goals onto a laminated photo of themselves, which is then displayed on the wall. Students are able to rub off their old goal and replace it with their new goal with ease.
I told Paige that I was struggling to find time for specific goal writing sessions in the English block, and also for authentic one-on-one student conferencing. Paige suggested to allocate time for goal writing every week in our Year 5 timetable. She also said that although this was a valuable feedback session with Kalom, it would have been much more beneficial earlier in the term. I agreed, and thus my goal for Term 3 is to allocate time every week for goal writing, and specifically to begin this immediately after pre testing for informative writing next term.
Thank you Paige for such a productive session! I am looking forward to implementing your feedback :)