How to set SMART goals. Don't forget to look at an example of a short-term goal and a long-term goal below.
Example of a SHORT-TERM goal for a current book I am reading with a student in one of my classes:
I will read the 552 page book entitled The Book Thief by Markus Zusak in three weeks by reading approximately 26 pages per day. If I stay on track, I should finish this book by December 9, 2020.
Example of a LONG-RANGE goal I made last year for independent reading:
For the 2019-20 school year, I will read one new non-fiction and one new fiction book per nine weeks. In total, I will have read 8 new books (approximately 1600 pages) by the end of the 2019-20 school year. In order to accomplish this goal, I will read independently with my students three times per week and twice at home for a minimum of 20 minutes.