Avoid the verbs review and practice (they are outcomes) or learn, understand and comprehend (they are too broad and difficult to observe directly)
Use verbs that are action oriented, observable and assessable
Content Objectives: are drawn from state standards for the content area. Use verbs such as: identify, analyze, rank, construct, graph, divide, solve, design, discover, research, compare/contrast, compute.
Language Objectives:Use verbs related to listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Use verbs such as: read, write, listen, list, tell discuss, record, debate, describe, converse, explain.