Thursday, March 28, 2013

Writing Anchor Charts

Despite the foot of snow on the ground that is beginning to melt I have really been enjoying my Spring break! This is the first time in the in my entire teaching career that I've had a week off in the Spring...although it doesn't seem very Spring like.

I've also taken a bit of a break from the blog world but am anxious to begin checking out all of the exciting things that everyone has been up to in their classrooms! So many great and inspiring ideas out there!

In the meantime I was getting some plans together for my kiddos next week and began to reflect on what has been helping them with their writing lately.

This class LOVES to write.

Loves it!

However, they are not the most advanced writers that I've had. This is just fine with me and we are moving along quite nicely.  They do however benefit from some little helpers on a daily basis....

So in comes our writing anchor charts! I know there are some great ones out there on Pinterest.  I'm probably going to be on the hunt for some new ones soon myself!  For today I just wanted to share the ones that have been a huge help to my writers this year.

We review our "What good writers do" chart before our writing workshop time each day.  With some classes this may not be necessary, but my kids really need it.  We also use this when editing our morning message or reviewing student writing pieces together in a large group.  

We've recently just  begun using our "What are you working on ?" anchor chart.  When I used this with my class last year we met before writing time and I put a name clip for each child on the section they were working on.  This class is not as far along, however they are doing great with discussing with their shoulder partner what part of the writing process they will be working on that day.  As I walk around the room during writing time and meet with kids I'm observing that they are really sticking to their writing plans and goals for the day! Such an exciting thing to see. =)

I've shared this chart before but it continues to be a HUGE help with reminding my kids about spacing. Again, we use this frequently when editing morning messages and student samples.  

Now that I've shared my current writing anchor charts I can't wait to explore the blog world and Pinterest and see what else is out there! If you have something great that is working for you please let me know! 
                                                                                       Mrs. M


  1. I love hearing that your class loves to write! Your anchor charts are great! A couple of my classes could definitely use What Do Good Writers Do and the spaces one. :)
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  2. I just came across your blog! Looking forward to exploring!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by! I've just experienced major blog issues that thankfully are resolved now. I hope you come back to check out this blog again. Have a great week!


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