I agree that it can be hard to help our "high" readers set effective reading goals. I often find that their goals come from the specific things we discuss (or things I work on with them) during individual conferences. Their goals are often related to story/character analysis for fiction texts. It is so important for these readers to really get used to using examples from the text to support their ideas about their books. Because of this, many of their goals may also be specific to their level of reading response. These readers might also set goals that lead to a specific number of chapter books they will read each month or a specific number of books they will read in a certain genre if their reading is not varied enough.
I hope this helps! It is so hard to give advice on specfic reading goals because each reader is so different!
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