Anchor charts have long been a great teaching practice. They are a great way for students to learn about, and remember a specific concept, strategy, or skill. I have found that students take more ownership when they have completed their own Anchor Chart.
As a result, I have created Interactive Anchor Charts. Instead of students just listening while they are being presented with the Anchor Chart I have written, they complete one of their own. After their anchor chart is finished, (and colored or decorated-if time allows) they add it to their Readers’ Notebook. Their very own Anchor Chart will serve as a reference for the entire year!
I hope you find these charts increase student engagement, like I have!