This resource contains Anchor Chart Parts for creating a doodle-style anchor chart and a Reading Response Task for Finding the Main Idea. With this resource, your class of students will each play an active role in creating an anchor chart. That’s right! Students will actually work together to create a doodle-style anchor chart.
This resource is unique because students will be able to actively AND collaboratively MAKE the anchor chart. Then, students can take their learning from the anchor chart and complete a Reading Response Task. The task is designed to help students find the main idea of any passage, any time!
Your students will have a blast creating the collaborative anchor chart, and they’ll make stronger connections to their learning! You’ll save time, and you’ll have a super fun and meaningful anchor chart to display in the classroom!
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About the Anchor Chart
• This resource is filled with over 20 components to make a doodle-style anchor chart about Finding the Main Idea.
• Anchor charts help to make leaning visual. Since they highlight the essential parts of a lesson, they work great as an introduction or review of a concept or idea.
• This resource is unique because students will be able to actively AND collaboratively MAKE the anchor chart.
• The anchor chart parts are designed to be displayed on traditional chart paper (25” x 30”), but you can also use smaller paper. You can also skip the chart paper all together and attach the parts onto a bulletin board, whiteboard, or chalkboard.
How’s it work?
• Each student will help to create all the different elements of the anchor chart.
• Students will color, customize, cut out, and add their part to the anchor chart.
• Students can even serve as the “experts” of their parts and teach the class about the concept that they are contributing to the collaborative anchor chart.
• The end result is a visually engaging anchor chart that each student participated in creating.
• Not only does this collaborative anchor chart promote more clarity for students, it also helps students have more ownership of and engagement with the anchor chart.
About the Reading Response Task
• After students have worked to create the doodle-style collaborative anchor chart, they can showcase their learning when completing a Reading Response Task.
• The reading response task is designed to be used with any text at any time!
• Students will be able to use the task to find the main idea of any passage!
• This resource is extremely versatile! We’ve provided tons of options for making the elements and lessons work in your classroom. There’s filled-in notes, options for adding your own notes, and tons of ideas for customizing the chart!
• You can easily teach all elements of this resource in a manner that works best for your students.
• Since this resource is a collaboration between Art with Jenny K
and Brain Waves Instruction it infuses creativity with learning!
More Great News!
This resource is designed as a companion to the Doodle and Do Finding the Main Idea mini-unit.
It includes doodle notes that students can complete along with the anchor chart and 5 main idea activities! LEARN MORE HERE.
This resource includes:
• Detailed Resource Overview
• About the Anchor Chart (for the teacher)
• About the Reading Response Task (for the teacher)
• Detailed Anchor Chart Directions and Ideas (3 pages)
• Detailed Lesson Plan
• Anchor Chart Assembly Steps
• Reading Response Directions
• Anchor Chart Parts (23 parts – 16 pages)
• Reading Response Task (for students)
Art with Jenny K
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