|Anchor charts for reader's workshop in first grade|
The picture above shows my first attempt at anchor charts... I first learned of anchor charts after reading the Debbie Miller book, Reading with Meaning. The purpose of anchor charts go well beyond creating a print rich environment, "(making) our thinking permanent and visible..."(Miller 57). Charts also "serve as a reminder for students... to be referred to during later mini-lessons" (Avery 374). Carol Avery goes on to say that "charts... will be meaningful". Teachers create charts with clear goals in mind. As a visual, reminder and a reference for future learning activities.
Avery, Carol. 1993. ... And With a Light Touch. NH: Heinemann.
Miller, Debbie. 2002. Reading with Meaning. Maine: Stenhouse.
Here are some ideas for anchor charts you can create to support the little learners in your classroom!
|Mrs. Armstrong's writing center|
|Mrs. Kiefer's writing center|
|From Ms. Hunter's classroom!|
|This blog is great for creating anchor charts... go see it now!|
|For b/d reversals... I really like this! Thanks for sharing Ms. Hunter!|