I would be willing to bet that most students don't realize their potential. They underestimate their ability to think, read, write, and produce high quality work. Although they are working, they are not even close to maximum output.
Don't get me wrong. Students in Reading Workshop have really been putting forth a lot of effort. As we scream down the test prep road preparing for the Ohio Achievement Assessment on April 27, students have been working hard and showing excellent growth in their ability. However, I just don't believe they know the limits of their capabilities. And, I know they are not even close to putting forth maximum effort.
Students in Reading Workshop, how close are you to reaching your potential? What would your score be on the potentialmeter? What is your best and what can you do to reach it?