Category: Anchor Charts

Reference Materials Mini Lesson

Reference Materials Anchor Chart

This free ‘Reference Materials Mini Lesson’ contains three activities. The lesson is designed to help students determine which reference materials are needed to locate specific types of information. The lesson goes over six types of reference materials. These include dictionaries, thesauri, manuals, encyclopedias, atlases, and almanacs.

Download either printable and digital versions. Continue Reading

Permanent link to this article: http://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=3943

The One and Only Ivan Setting Activity

The One and Only Ivan Activities

If you haven’t read The One and Only Ivan by Katherine Applegate, you are in for a real treat. The story is told from the perspective of Ivan, a silver back gorilla in a journal-like format.  The reader learns about Ivan’s past through flashbacks, his struggles in the present living in the small confined cage at the Exit 8 Big Top Mall and Video Arcade, and his dreams for the future. This post contains several teaching ideas to use with the book. 

Anchor Chart

Throughout his life, Ivan lives in four different places. This anchor chart lists those places. For this chart, the class brainstormed details about each place Ivan lived. Students wrote details on sticky notes. The students then placed the sticky notes on the anchor chart in the correct locations.  Continue Reading

Permanent link to this article: http://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=3800

Text Structures ~ Teaching Problems and Solutions

Story Elements Match Up

My newest book unit Matilda contains a series of six lessons on writing a problem and solution essay. After I finished the book unit, I realized  that I haven’t seen many activities on the web for teaching problems and solutions, so I thought I would do a bit of scrounging and pass along what I found.

Here are the results: Continue Reading

Permanent link to this article: http://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=3567

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


Instructions:
Continue Reading

Permanent link to this article: http://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=3563

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.


Continue Reading

Permanent link to this article: http://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=3571

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
Continue Reading

Permanent link to this article: http://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=3676

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

Permanent link to this article: http://bookunitsteacher.com/wp/?p=3662