What kind of markers do you use to make your charts?Thanks!
You have created some beautiful anchor charts. Do you create them with the class or do you first create a "rough draft" with the class and then make your charts look this great after school? I'm curious, because mine don't look nearly as cute and visually appealing :)ElizabethFun in Room 4B
Tiffany,I like to use Mr. Sketch markers. I think they smell great and the kids love them. Mrs. Childress will usually use Crayola markers. Hope this helps! : )Cierra
Elizabeth,It depends on what type of chart we are making if we do it in class or before the lesson. We are pretty anal about how the charts look so if we make them during a lesson we usually re-do them. The good thing about anchor charts is that they are fun to make! I usually hang the charts in my classroom so I like for them to be pretty. Thanks for the comment!Cierra
Cierra,Your anchor charts are so visually appealing! If you redo anchor charts after a lesson, do you reteach it? How do your students respond to the charts that have been redone? Destiny
Hey Destiny,I normally don't reteach the skill after I redo an anchor chart. I do post the anchor chart some where in my classroom, and I will reference back to it for other lessons. The students really do like the charts. They use them to help answer questions in guided reading. I put the math anchor charts on the wall, and they refer back to those. I do make some of the charts a head of time so they are already nice looking when the students see them! Hope this helps! Cierra
Your charts are great and very useful in my classroom. Thanks for sharing your great ideas--I appreciate your generosity!
Love your charts! You have been busy, :)
Yes we have! We love making the charts though! Thank you. : )
I love your charts and hope to make some for my classroom. Thanks for sharing your ideas.
Your charts are great! Thanks for sharing.
Your charts are amazing and have helped my second graders. Thanks for sharing.
You guys are so welcome! I'm glad you can use the anchor charts! Have a wonderful day! : )
Hi,I am a french teacher in 5th grade (CM2 in France)I just discovered reading workshop three month ago. I find your charts absolutely fabulous. I never use a chart so I have some questions :Are your charts all the year in your classroom ? Where did you "put" them ? side by side on the wall ?Thanks for sharing.Stéphanie
Hi Stephanie! I usually will put the charts up on the wall or on the bulletin board in my classroom. I don't keep all of the charts out all the time but I will pull them out whenever I can use them in a lesson. I have seen other teachers hang their anchor charts. There are lots of different things you could use to hang them. Whenever you want to flip the chart it would be really simple to do. I would also recommend laminating the charts to make them last longer! Let me know if you have any other questions! : )
Love love love your charts! And your blog! I'm a new follower : )Bethany
Hi there!I teach grade 5 next year. I was just wondering where you can go to laminate charts if you do not have a laminator at your school?Thanks!1st year teacher
Beautiful work! I guess I have been making anchor charts for years without truly knowing what they were :-/ I love to doodle as I teach and my students do as I do when we take notes. Because we have a reading journal they take their notes in,they make a copy of the chart in their journal. They have it to study and to refer back to any time they want, especially when I've run out of room. Thank you for being kind enough to share :)
As a home educator these are just amazing resources! Thank you for sharing your talent for teaching! http://TheUrbanAcreBetties.blogspot.com
I am so excited to find all your great ideas here! I am returning to the classroom this year and teaching 4th grade for the first time. Your info and ideas are super helpful. I won't have to reinvent wheel thanks to your generosity. Thank you SO VERY much!
I really like the charts. Do you use Bad Case of Stripes to teach the reading strategies? I usually use a picture book for each one, and I would like to use just a single book and build with the strategies. Suggestions?
We used Bad Case of Stripes to teach about visualizing. We did pull in other pictures books to teach about the other reading strategies. I think that pulling in other types of books with different genres and story lines is a good way to teach the reading strategies. You can keep your student's attention and expose them to different types of texts. Just ONE way to teach them! Hope this helps!
Love the charts..what is your suggestion for those of us who teach in a tiny resource room ..little wall space...make them smaller...put them in a binder by subject area for students..have students at many different grade levels..any ideas would be appreciated
Love these! How am I just now finding your blog??? I stumbled over her from Shepherd's Shining Stars. So glad I did!MeganI Teach. What's Your Super Power?
Hi, just wanted to let you know I linked to your page today at http://nancymcneal.blogspot.com/2012/08/anchor-charts-five-essential-features.htmlThanks for sharing!!Nancy
Totally inspiring..changed the way I did things this year :) I gave you a bloggy shout out, come on over and check it out if you have time.Amandahttp://rockstarsatwork.blogspot.com/2012/09/anchor-chart-homes.html
Wow! Beautiful! I love them all.
Your anchor charts are really nice and very helpful. I hope you will continue to share these on your blog. Some of us experienced teachers are always looking for something new to spark our teaching strategies. Love them! Thanks!
WOW!! As a first year, 4th grade teacher, I am so glad that I found your blog! Loving these anchor charts!
Thanks so much for sharing. These are great!