Monday, January 30, 2012

Anchor Charts

My new obsession this year has been making and using anchor charts for my lessons.  Here are just some of the anchor charts I have made this year.  Some of these charts are original ideas but many are ideas I have seen and used from other teachers.  I am not good at drawing so I use clipart from my computer to add pictures to my anchor charts.  I print them out and glue them onto the chart!  It’s so much easier and looks so much better than what I could draw!  I also laminate my anchor charts so I can use them year to year.  By laminating the charts I can easily write and erase on them by using an Expo marker.








 
 
 




 

 
Click HERE to download the worksheet writing templates for opinion writing, informative writing, step writing, personal narrative writing, fictional narrative writing, and postcard writing that match these anchor charts from my TpT store!



 

 
Click HERE to download the files needed to make the Sequence of Events and Transitional Word Examples anchor charts from my TpT store!
 


 
Click HERE to download the file needed to make the Fiction/Non-Fiction Sort anchor chart from my TpT store!



 
 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 
 


 
 
 

 
 
 
Click HERE to download the words I used on these anchor charts on my TpT store!
 



 



 
 
 
 
 

 






 




33 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing Amanda. I'm going to use some of these ideas for my classroom. I went to the University of Oklahoma as well, but was a journalism major. :)

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  2. Amanda, I love your work on these and the other charts/ posters all over your blog. I notice they are shiny- do you laminate them all? Also, do you keep them hung around the room for a certain length of time? How do you decide what to make into an anchor chart, and what to make a digital chart for on you Smart Board (at least I think I saw that you have one). Thank you for sharing all of your wonderful ideas!

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    1. Thank you!! Yea, I laminate all the posters that I make. Then I can easily reuse them the next year! Also, if you laminate the posters then you can write on them with an Expo marker and easily erase it. I just redid my back wall in my classroom to hang my different posters. I hot glued clothes pins on my wall so I can display the different charts that I just taught. Pics coming soon!

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  3. Hi! My name is Lacey and I'm a fellow teacher-blogger. :) I'm having a linky party for anchor charts, but there's a twist. I'm going to compile the pictures (complete with sources) into a PDF and offer it for free. I LOVE your blog and your charts and was hoping you would join me in this project! If you don't want to take the time to link up, I completely understand. But if you would be willing for me to include your charts I'd be happy to find the posts on your blog myself, but didn't want to do so and include them without permission. Like I said, there would be a link to the post I found the picture and full credit to you.

    Let me know your thoughts! Here is the post for the linky party: http://wildaboutteaching10.blogspot.com/2012/03/calling-all-anchor-charts.html

    Thanks for your contributions to the teacher blog community! :) I love seeing what you're doing in your classroom!
    -Lacey
    laceykyates@gmail.com
    Wild about Teaching!

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  4. Your anchor charts are amazing!

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  5. Love these! Thanks for sharing your great ideas.

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  6. I love your anchor charts! (again) I'm inspired to make a few this summer. Thank you for sharing!
    Stacey

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  7. I am loving your anchor charts! I am a new follower.
    Modern Kindergarten

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  8. You're anchor charts are just fabulous! I was inspired to make a few this weekend. Thanks for the ideas!

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  10. I was looking for ideas with a Math anchor chart and what I found here was total....INSPIRATION! You have officially knocked my socks off with these amazing charts! Thank you so much for sharing your creativity! I am so happy to be a new follower of your blog!
    Julie
    Ms. Marciniak's First Grade Critter Cafe

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  11. I love your anchor charts! I like how you use various colors to highlight different points. I also love how you use the bubbles to capture the students attention.

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  12. I love how visually engaging your charts are! If I may point out a couple of things concerning your "two vowels" chart..."ie" also says /E/ and /i/ as in piece and mischief. "Ea" also says /e/ and /A/ as in bread and steak. I highly recommend the "Spell to Write and Read" curriculum by Wanda Sanseri. It unlocks the English language and takes the guessing work out by using phonics and spelling rules, and sets a firm foundation for children learning to read.

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  13. Thank you sooo much for putting all these on one post! This is going to help me so much!
    Maribel

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  14. Beautiful charts, great inspiration! Where do you get the large paper to make those charts? Thank you!

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    1. Thank you! I got the large chart paper from a teacher store here in OK called Mardel.

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  15. Amanda-I LOVE your anchor charts and borrowed a few ideas this year! :) thanks! I do have a question that you may have already answered but I missed your answer to. Do you prepare your charts with your students or ahead of time? For ex. What do writers write about? and What is a Label? I'm sure you do the Dots not lots....ahead of time. Thank you again for sharing all these beautiful ideas!!!

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    1. I prepare most of my anchor charts ahead of time. If I didn't it would take up too much of my teaching time. If its a chart where we brainstorm ideas together then I will prepare as much as I can ahead of time, then we will fill in the rest together as a class. I always laminate my posters so I can reuse them year to year. Even the ones we fill in together as a class. I will laminate them and use an expo marker to write on them.
      Thanks!

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  16. Love this! It will teach ME :) Thanks!

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  17. Holy Smokes! What awesome charts!
    Mels

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  18. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!

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  19. Amanda, Thank you so much for sharing your charts and graphic organizers. They are great! Reviewing them has inspired me. I will use several of them to help educate my most struggling students in New York City. Thank you very much!

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  20. Amanda,
    Love your charts! How do laminate such big posters???
    Thanks,
    Chana

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  21. i love all this pictures and i want to put pictures using preposition places

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  22. good idea use the mitten for teach the part to the story

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  23. Awesome!! I feel students need to see charts like these. Reinforcement through charts are very effective.

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  24. These charts are great.

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  25. These are fantastic! I just noticed that you are missing the letter "c" on the small-tall-fall chart.

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  26. Great anchor charts! I am going to recreate some of them.

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  27. I know you posted this in 2012, but I just found your blog now. I am so in love with all of your anchor charts! Thanks so much for posting them :)

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  28. Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful anchor charts!

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