Examples of Learning Objectives in Reading

by Ashley Seehorn

Reading encompasses many different skill areas including decoding, fluency and comprehension. Good learning objectives address each area individually. Also, appropriate objectives should be measurable in some way, meaning one should be able to observe the behavior in a student. Furthermore, an objective should be specific to the grade/skill level of the student.

Examples of Decoding Objectives for 1st Grade

The student will apply knowledge of letter-sound correspondence while reading orally. The student will name all letters of alphabet and tell the corresponding sounds for each.

Examples of Decoding Objectives for 5th Grade

The student will use knowledge of letter-sound correspondence to decode grade-level vocabulary when reading orally and silently. The student will use knowledge of syllabication rules to help decode unknown words.

Example of Fluency Objective for 1st Grade

The student will read aloud from grade-level text with increasing fluency and accuracy.

Example of Fluency Objective for 5th Grade

The student will demonstrate fluency during oral reading by showing expression and acknowledging punctuation.

Examples of Comprehension Objectives for 1st Grade

The student will answer questions about guided reading selection. The student will make predictions about text.

Examples of Comprehension Objectives for 5th Grade

The student will state the characters, plot, setting and theme for a given story. The student will recognize reasonable predictions of future events within a given context.The student will identify and interpret the main incidents of a plot, their causes, how they influence future actions and how they are resolved.

About the Author

Ashley Seehorn has been writing professionally since 2009. Her work has been featured on a variety of websites including: eHow, Answerbag and Opposing Views Cultures. She has been a teacher for 20 years and has taught all ages from preschool through college. She is currently working as a Special Education Teacher.