Reflective activities should be targeted toward an audience. Students can self-assess better when their reflections are directed toward a specific audience they perceive to be interested and caring. This audience can include the teacher, the student, other students, parents, and others. The following reflection is by a 6th grader in Margaret Brizzie's class. Margaret is a language arts teacher in the Webutuck School District in Webutuck, New York. This student clearly describes how he sees himself as a reader, writer, and thinker and shows that he is able to self-assess. I think I'm a very good reader. I like to read science-fiction books usually. When I read I usually read for about an hour a day and I finish books in about a week. The books are usually about 350 to 400 pages. On good days I read about 50 pages in the day. If I find a word that is hard to pronounce I take a word that sounds like it. If there is a name like Tas, I say it like Taz because I think it is a bad name. I usually read series of books like the DragonLance books. If there is a book report that is the only time I stop reading the series I'm reading. When I'm doing research I usually only use encyclopedias, unless I need to use a magazine. I always read the directions to a worksheet. For a game I sometimes read the directions. That is how I think I read. I think I'm a very good writer. I usually write fiction or science-fiction stories. I write 1 to 5 pages in a story and 200 to 2000 words a story. I can see improvement in my writing since the beginning of the year. My stories are longer, my paragraphs are better, and my wording has gotten better too. My spelling is usually right and I use my punctuation right to. I never let anybody read my stories until the story is done. That is how I write my stories. I think that I'm an okay thinker. My memory is not that good but if I have to memorize some thing I always try. When I get ideas they usually come when I'm writing my stories. That is how I think I think.