I think anchor charts serve a number of valuable purposes.
They are a quick reminder of facts; they assist students in visualizing a concept; they help children understand parts of a whole; a good one is concise; generic charts can help jump start students’ thoughts + they make great and practical decorations for your classroom.
I’ve designed several that involve a variety of subjects: reading strategies, vowel, coin, magic e, flat shape POSTERS, candy and 3-D shape posters, an ABC Dolch sight word list, blends, ending the confusion of b and d, alphabetical word-letter sounds, long & short vowels and how to ask a question, to name just a few.
Click on the links to view/download them.
I have a “to do” list of about a dozen more that are in the works, so stop by often. There’s at least 2 new things posted every day!
I wanted to design one where students could make their own mini version to help reinforce the lesson.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar is an all-time favorite of my students and perfect for a spring anchor chart that helps students recall the various parts of a book.
This one includes a teacher’s poster and a mini template for students to label.
To add the artwork, simply have students make a pencil line of the caterpillar’s body and fill it in my dipping their index finger in the various colors of paint and then making prints on the line.
If you don't want to use paint, stamp pads work well too. Baballa uses sponges soaked in paint to make the perfect fingerprints and avoid big blobs.
The picture on the right is from her site. Click on the link to check out her other "muy lindo" ideas.
Add details with markers when the paint dries.
Click on the link to view/download Parts Of A Book Anchor Chart
Need some more anchor charts?
Ms. M's Blog is throwing a Linky Party featuring anchor charts for K-2nd grade. Click on the link if you’d like to check it out.
Be sure and pop back tomorrow for more fun tips for springtime (although, here in Michigan, Mother Nature is having some sort of identity crisis.
(She can’t seem to make up her mind whether it’s spring, summer or winter again…sometime all in the same day!)