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IEP Goals for Writing - With Samples
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Content Goals The following sample IEP goals for writing are directed at improving the student's content which includes the presence, development and support of ideas. Given a writing assignment, the student will improve his content from a score of 2 Basic to a score of 3 Proficient using a district writing rubric. With the use of a graphic organizer, the student will produce a insert anticipated number paragraph essay that includes a topic sentence, at least insert anticipated number transition words and a conclusion.

Given a topic, the student will compose insert number of paragraphs required in which each will include a topic sentence, at least insert anticipated number supporting details and logical sequence.

Fluency Goals Depending on the level of the student, fluency goals can be used to measure letters written, words written or words written correctly where words with spelling errors are not given credit. Given a insert number of minutes timed writing probe, the student will increase the total number of words written correctly from current baseline number of words to anticipated number of words.

Focus Goals Focus is important in writing so the student does not go off topic and confuses the reader or presents too much, or conflicting, information. Given a written assignment at his current grade level of insert current grade level , the student will improve his focus single topic or staying on a given topic from a rubric score of 2 Basic to a rubric score of 3 Proficient on three out of four written assignments.

Conventions and Editing Goals The goals in this section focus on the student's ability to use the conventions of language properly, including correct spelling, grammar, punctuation and word usage and to correct mistakes through editing. Given a one paragraph writing sample at the student's current grade level , the student will correct spelling, punctuation and grammatical errors accurately with two or fewer errors.

Given a prompt, the student will complete anticipated number sentences using correct capitalization and punctuation with percentage of accuracy anticipated increasing from baseline of current percentage of accuracy. Style Goals Helping a students find his "voice" and improve his writing style can be one of the most difficult things to teach and measure. Given a written assignment, the student will include at least three descriptive words appropriate to the text.

Given a three paragraph written assignment, the student will vary sentence structure throughout each paragraph. Children who have difficulty learning to read have deficiencies in phonemic awareness skills. A child with weak phonemic awareness skills will have difficulty learning phonics skills. This child will not be a fluent reader. If the child does not master phonics and fluency, he will not be able to master vocabulary and reading comprehension.

One young teacher made a banner to illustrate the sequence of reading skills. This came from the specialized program she was using. As students learned a skill, she would advance them down the banner. This made it easy for her to write specific reading goals. After children master math operations skills adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing , they learn how to use reasoning to solve word problems. The intended outcome might have been for Jane to solve two-part word problems.

But this goal says she needs to learn to use problem-solving strategies. The goal does not state whether she will be able to solve problems. Worse, this goal includes all math operations adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing , making the goal overly broad. It is not specific or measurable. It does not use action words, and is not realistic or time-limited. According to Jane's IEP, using objects helps her to solve problems.

A better goal for Jane might be:. Using real money, Jane will be able to show how much money she has after she receives two weeks of allowance, and how much money she will have left after she buys one object, with 75 percent accuracy measured twice weekly each quarter. Achievement in written language requires many skills. Mechanics help make thoughts clear. Word usage and sentence structure help make the writing interesting. Good thought expression sends the desired message.

Jane needs to write a paragraph, with a topic sentence and at least 4 detail sentences, on one given topic using her editing checklist measured twice monthly. By the way it was written, the intended outcome is that Jane only "needs" to write a paragraph to meet the goal. Jane will write and edit a five-sentence paragraph that addresses a given subject twice a month.

Each paragraph will include a topic sentence, at least four details and a conclusion. She will earn a score of 75 percent or higher on a writing rubric for each writing assignment. There will be at least four writing assignments per quarter.

Rubrics are useful scoring tools that measure a child's progress. A writing rubric includes the criteria and standards used to assess a child's performance on writing assignments.

The revised goal is s pecific and m easurable. It uses a ction words, is r ealistic, and t ime-limited. Ruth Heitin is a Special Education Consultant serving students with special needs and their parents — evaluating students, consulting with families and schools, and serving as an expert witness in legal proceedings.

Heitin's doctoral degree is in Special Education Administration. She has been certified as a general education teacher, special education teacher and elementary school principal. She is also a contributor to the Wrightslaw newsletter, the Special Ed Advocate , as well as authoring articles in other educational publications. Sponsored Links About these ads Consumer Tips. Ruth Heitin We all set goals for ourselves, whether we are aware of it or not.

S pecific M easurable Use A ction words R ealistic T ime-limited Educational research will help you identify essential skills in the core academic subjects of reading, writing, and math. Reading In , the report of experts on the National Reading Panel explained the research in reading. Reading instruction requires explicit, intensive, and systematic instruction in the five necessary components of reading instruction: Phonemic Awareness — the ability to hear and sequence sounds in spoken words.

Phonics — the relationship between the letters of written language and the sounds of spoken language. Fluency — the ability to read text accurately and quickly. Vocabulary — the words students must know to communicate effectively. Comprehension — the ability to understand and gain meaning from what has been read. Math After children master math operations skills adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing , they learn how to use reasoning to solve word problems.

One of my clients, Jane, had this math goal in her IEP:


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IEP goals in written expression should include individual goals in various areas including content, fluency and focus. The following sample goals for writing can be used for primary level students with needs in the area of written expression.

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By (date), during a writing activity in the classroom, (name) will use sentence frames to write a (2)-sentence modified writing assignment that uses sentence Duis in gravida ipsum. Donec cursus quam vitae gravida blandit.

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Feb 05,  · Goal: Given assignments that require writing multiple sentences or paragraphs, ___ will write with a variety of words and sentence structures to create a writer’s voice and tone appropriate to audience (strong action verbs, specific nouns, descriptive adjectives, feeling words, etc.), scoring at least 3 out of 4 on two writing samples each quarter for two consecutive quarters using the PA Writing . IEP Goals: Given a picture sentence starter, "The _____(picture) ", STUDENT will write a complete sentence by describing the object,or stating a fact or opinion about the object _____(with verbal or visual prompts/independently), with 80% accuracy, in 4 out of 5 opportunities, by MONTH, YEAR.

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The cat ate cheese.), open notes and a subordinate conjunction word bank to choose from (e.g. because, since, after, until), (name) will rewrite each sentence to create a complex sentence (e.g. nec, aliquet est. Maecenas at est vitae ante mattis semper in eget velit. Lorem ipsum dolor sit . By the expiration of this IEP, given a graphic organizer, (name) will write a topic sentence with minimum assistance and include at least supporting details in 80% of 10 trials, over a 2 months, as measured by observation and performance assessments.