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Anchor Charts for Writing

Anchor charts are co-constructed by the teacher and students to record the thinking and classroom discussions that take place. These charts should be available for long periods of time for students to refer back to during their learning.

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Notice the small charts to the left. These are older charts the teacher took photos of to preserve for viewing by students.

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Mentor Text charts:

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Beautiful language from our mentor authors can be displayed anywhere in the room.

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Lifting lead sentences from mentor texts

 Informational Text Charts:

 

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Students need to be explicitly taught how to gather research when writing informational text.

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Writing Craft Charts:

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