Sample Anchor Charts Template
*Students also have reading/writing journals that have a resource section—they add anchor charts to this notebook as well. Sometimes, it is a
graphic organizer type sheet they glue in and fill in, and sometimes, they create something to use as an anchor chart for certain topics.
**The sticky charts are great because you can just stick them up anywhere, but they are more expensive than just the plain chart paper. We
actually use the plain chart paper, but hang them on 3M hooks. This allows us to “layer” them and then easily switch the charts around as needed.
These two anchor charts were created during several different lessons on theme—we charted different themes we found
in texts we were reading. We also read several Patricia Polacco books during these lessons and charted the theme we
found, as well as text support from each text. (P.Polacco books have wonderful themes!) After these lessons, students
often stop me during read alouds to say “I think I know what the theme is!” They use these charts for reference all the
Rules of Dialogue—This chart was created as a whole group
after students worked in small groups to look through
various literary texts and record what they observed about
the rules of dialogue. After self-discovering some of these
rules, we created this class anchor chart— a sample of writing
with rules written all around.
We made this chart after
reading different examples
of firsthand and
Created after a brainstorming session about
different words we could use to describe
characters –before this students wanted to
just say characters were “happy” or “sad.”
Sample Anchor Charts Template PDF
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