What are learning targets?
Learning targets are short term goals or statements in everyday, understandable language.
Learning targets are written for the students.
Learning targets clearly state what the teacher expects his/her students to know and be able to do at the end of a lesson.
Learning targets are provided to the students before a lesson is taught.
How do learning targets benefit students?
If a student knows what they are expected to learn, then he/she is more likely to accomplish the learning goal.
Students can refer to the learning targets during the lesson.
Students are able to assess when they have mastered the intended learning target.
Students know when they need extra help on a learning target.