GREETINGS! Can you tell I’m on a blogging kick recently?! Something about back to school gets me motivated to create things…including blog posts…especially about anchor charts.
So even though it’s late, I wanted to do a round-up of some of my anchor charts from last year. Take warning: I’m not crazy creative about my anchor charts. I would say I think more about how to organize and chunk the information on the chart as opposed to making it cute.
So here’s what I use to make my anchor charts (links are for Amazon, not affiliate links):
Sharpie Flip Chart Markers (A MUST!!)
Big Stickies (I don’t use these ALL that often, but they’re handy when I do)
ALRIGHTY! Here we go! I am uploading only the charts I have pictures of. I try to always take pictures of my charts, but they tend to get lost in the shuffle of all the other pictures on my phone.
Notice and Note Anchor Charts
So the littler charts are actually smaller posterboards that are meant to mimic sticky notes kids might write when they’re making sticky notes about each signpost. I also included other sticky sentence starters on my wall of stickies, which you can see in some of the pictures. This was really useful in our classroom last year.
Write Long Charts
These are my interpretations on how I want the kids to write about different topics, but the concept of “writing long” is from Lucy Calkins. You can probably tell I’m all about those sentence starters.
Textual Evidence Charts
I have kids respond to different pieces of text on charts that they insert into their binders before I have them incorporate it into their write longs. This is something we do really early on in the year.
Expository Writing Charts
These are obviously anchor charts you’ve seen before on Pinterest. No credit there! For the triangle charts, I did fill in with a lot of my own ideas on how best to craft intros and conclusions. The example sentences and paragraphs are all mine, as well.
Miscellaneous Reading Charts
Thank you to my instructional coach Sarah from my previous school for the first anchor chart idea!! You’re the bomb, girl.
Workshop Model Charts
I keep these up all year round!
I love having “words to know” anchor charts around. They take the place of a word wall for me in my classroom.
Again, I definitely have more, but some just get lost! Do you use anchor charts?! I love them! I’ll try to update as I find more pictures from last year, and try to keep better track of my anchor charts THIS year!