Category: Anchor Charts

Text Structures ~ Ordering

This writing project is not only challenging and fun, but covers many CCSC standards. Students are given four cards placed in a random sequence. They must write a paragraph based not only on what is taking place in the four cards, but also keep to the sequence.

Sequencing Activity

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Text Structures ~ Make Your Own Anchor Chart

Text Structures Anchor Chart

This text structures anchor chart has been one of the most popular anchor charts at Book Units Teacher. Because of this, I have decided to provide printables, so you can quickly create your own text structures anchor chart.

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Three Anchor Chart Opportunities

Over 100 Anchor Charts for Inspiration

I am constantly amazed at how much students learn from anchor charts. These colorful, to-the-point classroom displays make learning both fun and meaningful. You can get some ideas for creating your own anchor charts at my website:

Language Arts Anchor Charts
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Free Activities for Greek and Latin Roots

Monday Activity ~ Students discuss the root word of the week using the Anchor Chart and complete the first page of their practice booklet.

Teach students Greek and Latin roots with short [10-minute] daily activities. Students practice one root word each week. Daily practice includes foldable organizers, practice exercises, or games.

Each root comes with an anchor chart. Just print, cut out, and paste. In just a few minutes your are ready to go. Continue Reading

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Teaching Humor Devices

Humor Devices Anchor Chart

Understanding humor devices will not only improve students’ writing skills and comprehension, but will help students understand how to respond in social situations. Continue Reading

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Teaching The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo

Teaching Ideas to Use with The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane

If you haven’t read The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo, you are in for a real treat. This heartwarming story follows Edward, a porcelain rabbit. In the 1930’s, Grandmother gave Edward  to Abilene. Abilene adored Edward and treated him as a member of the family.

While on vacation, two mischievous boys throw Edward overboard while Abilene is traveling on the Queen Mary. Edward ends up in the depths of the ocean. He is fished out and passed from one owner to the next over a number of years (as you can see from the anchor chart below). Each owner teaches Edward to grow in character from a self-absorbed toy to a loving and caring individual. Continue Reading

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Teaching Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts

Teaching Students to use Firsthand and Secondhand Accounts

One important skill for fourth and fifth graders is to know the differences between firsthand and secondhand accounts. This skill is not difficult for students to understand with a little practice.

Compare and contrast a firsthand and secondhand account of the same event or topic; describe the differences in focus and the information provided.
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