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Saturday, September 8, 2012

Reusable Anchor Charts

I have learned so many incredible things from my mentor but I think reusable anchor charts has to be one of my favorites!

I will apologize for the pictures in advance... they are from my iPad and embedded into a PDF... I will share more about this great invention that I love tomorrow.

Onto the anchor charts!


My mentor created several of these "reusable anchor charts" at the beginning of the year. Primarily she uses these to teach grammar - hence the titles of the charts you see in the pictures.  

She took a poster ( 8 1/2 x 11) and then mounted it on cardstalk to make it pop and then glued it to a piece of anchor chart paper. Then she laminated it all. The above picture shows what it looks like ready for use!





To use it, she hangs it on the white board with magnets or pins it to the bulletin board. It is moveable to wherever it is needed in the room AND it is its own many whiteboard. =)


Each poster has one term on it, a definition, an picture, and 2 examples. This way students always have a handy reference. As an added bonus, she can add what ever we are currently working on to the chart. Here we are working on tenses of verbs. 


When they are not in use they are hung up on a moveable pocket chart thingy (love that term right?!). There is a complete set here. We simply take it off of the rings and move it to wherever we need it and put it back when we are done. Students know that the can access this at any time. 

Interactive Notebooks! 

I love interactive notebooks. My take on this is to create mini anchor charts with the same information for my students. This way the can copy what we have on and add it to their notebooks. This will help them to have the information at their fingertips instead of having to go across the room to get it. Plus when we erase, they will still have the information to reflect upon at a later date. 

I am contemplating a grammar section/tab of the notebook just for these charts. So that way students will have an easier time locating the information when they need it.

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