|G2 Information Writing: elaboration anchor chart|
Although I use
charts all the time in workshop to keep track of what we are up to and remind children of strategies they could try or behaviours they could follow, I have never had a child actually come forward and state their intention to use a chart when working independently. A quick workshop interruption later and sure enough, I had half a dozen students sitting in front of the chart, talking about what they were going to try in their work that day. The power of anchor charts cannot be underestimated and I personally still prefer them handwritten and up on the wall permanently for the duration of a unit so that I can refer to them often.
Every year when Celena visits us she brings with her some new resource that we suddenly
that we cannot live without. Last year it was the giant realise notes. The post-its allow you to write your strategy before the lesson and add it to the chart right in the moment, thus saving time and keeping charts looking good. It also means if you make a spelling mistake or draw something that you are totally unhappy with, you can start over quickly on another post-it post-it rather than having to live with crossings out or wonky writing on a chart for the whole unit if you don't want to.
Further examples of sticky note anchor charts are below:
|G5 Fantasy Book Clubs|
|K2 All About Books: writing process chart|
|G1 Opinion Writing: idea generation chart|
We have a whole bunch of these
post-it notes in the office, if you would like to give your charts a revamp then please let me know and I can send some your way.