Thursday, December 27, 2018

Great Simple Anchor Charts for the Real Classroom

I know I'm no Amy Groesbeck but I do love a good anchor chart! Anchor charts are more than a chance to show off your artistic abilities they should truly anchor student's learning. They should be made at least partially with students and be up for students to reference while learning about a topic. They can also be used for data tracking and classroom management. Here are just a few of mine.
Upper Grades Literacy Rotation expectations. In lower grades I had a chart for each.
When is it ok to interrupt the teacher?
Displaying on focus wall - abandoning book upper grades
upper grades just right book
Ask and Answer Questions
Synthesizing overview
Synthesizing Smoky Night - interactive anchor chart with student sticky notes over course of reading the book
Interactive Olive the Other Reindeer Character, Setting Problem Solution
Character Traits inside and outside with Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse
Making deep connections.
Phonics - two vowels go walking
Bossy R Phonics
One of my favorites! Phonics OU OW vowel with bandaids!
Writing - revising and editing colors.
Beginning of the year upper grades Student input what do you need to be successful?
How do you feel - emojis!
Behavior management - does it cause a problem?
Guest or substitute teacher Miss Nelson is Missing
Data Tracking
Interactive Share Your thinking, exit ticket, quick check, formative assessment!
Topic, Main Idea, Supporting Details
KWL focus topic Moon tied to ELA fiction and nonfiction Kitten's First Full Moon and the Moon book by Gail Gibbons.
Claim Evidence Reasoning Scientific Explanation and Argumentative Writing upper grades
100th Day Ms. Miller shouldn't have to say!
Fruit - persuasive writing 1st grade, the best fruit is!

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