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A look inside a 4th grade classroom

Anchor Charts

The first installment of anchor charts has just arrived!  Here is a sampling from my classroom for the 2012-2013 school year.

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This AC is designed to remind students that writing is more than just simple sentences!

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This AC reminds students how to write a paragraph

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This AC reminds students how to indent their paragraphs

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This AC is taken from The Writing Academy to help students remember what they can write in their expository papers

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This AC reminds students of how they will be asked revision questions on their tests

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This AC reminds students what to look for when editing their work

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This AC reminds students of what revising is and how to incorporate it into their writing

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This AC reminds students of what it means when we are drafting

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This AC reminds students of what the Writing Process looks likes

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This AC reminds students of what an inference is and how to come up with one

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This AC reminds students that they should be reading one “just right” chapter book every week

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I no longer teach reading, but here are a few of the reading resources I have put together for Reader’s Workshop:

reading strategies This is an anchor chart that you can print out and put up in your classroom as a reminder of different reading strategies!  It’s ready to go, just download and push print.

Foldables – Sequencing  I like to use the book, “Tops and Bottoms” with this activity because it has 4 main parts that can be written and illustrated easily with this foldable.

Thinking Stems These can be used for student responses during or after their reading.  I staple them in the front of their Reader’s Response spirals and have them use these sentence starters for their reading homework.

Questions about my reading These question stems were formulated to address the vocabulary that students see on their STAAR test.

Book Report Rubric  Looking for a simple book report rubric?  This one was given to students as a quick response to reading over the holidays.

Story Response Starters  More ideas for student responses during or after reading.


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