Where the Magic Happens: October 2015

Friday, October 9, 2015

Five for Friday {Anchor Chart Edition} and a FREEBIE!


Hello everyone! I am joining Doodle Bugs Teaching for her Five For Friday linky!

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I am still enjoying my fall break with my boys, so today I will be showing you some  great anchor charts that I developed with my students during the first nine weeks of school.

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With this chart, I introduced the concept of odd and even numbers. I wanted to capitalize on the brain’s tendency to attend to new information by presenting this concept in ten frames and a 120s chart.

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Oooh! This is a BIG one… This is an accuracy strategy that I want all of my students doing in spite of their reading level!  I introduced this chart by reading a projectable book from Reading A-Z. Once I started showing my students what “crosschecking” means, how it helps us understand and make sense of what we read, they started using it during guided reading groups, and independently.


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I read the ChartChums books and blog constantly! They are the true experts when it comes to anhor charts and a highly recommend their resources. From them, I learned that you can make your anchor charts interactive by using sticky notes.
And just in case you are wondering… no, I did not teach how are “addiction and subtraction” related. LOL!
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Thinking Maps, Interactive anchor charts, fiction and nonfiction, and Common Core? You got it!

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Last but not least, this is a great anchor chart that I shared a while ago… you can read all about it and download the posters for the anchor chart by clicking HERE!!

I hope you enjoyed and got some anchor chart ideas today. Until next time!