Reading Notebook Anchor Charts: 2 sizes of each chart!

Deb Hanson
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3rd - 5th, Homeschool
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  1. This resource includes 37 personal anchor charts that feature the key reading skills and comprehension strategies that you likely cover in your upper elementary classroom. This bundle contains both printable and digital anchor charts. The digital anchor charts can be shared via Google Classroom. The
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Learning Objective

Students will glue each personal anchor chart into a notebook and will refer to it, as needed.


This resource includes 37 personal anchor charts and 37 full-page anchor charts that feature the key reading skills and comprehension strategies that you likely cover in your upper elementary classroom. Each page of the personal anchor chart file contains two copies of each anchor chart. Simply cut them in half and each student can glue an anchor chart in their personal reading notebook. Then, students can refer to the anchor charts throughout the year as needed. I designed the full-page color anchor chart file primarily for teacher use. You can place these anchor charts beneath your document camera and guide your students in filling out their personal anchor charts. You may also choose to display this version in your classroom.

If you're a fan of anchor charts, but you aren't sure how to keep them on display for the students who need them, here's a very easy solution! Once the anchor charts are glued into a reading notebook, they are easily accessible for the remainder of the school year!

The personal anchor charts are black and white, while the full-page anchor chart uses color clip art.

These 37 anchor charts are included:

*Author's Purpose (versions for PIE and PIE'ED)

*Cause and Effect

*Character Traits



*Context Clues

*Drama Elements

*Facts and Opinions

*Figurative Language

*Firsthand & Secondhand Accounts




*Main Idea

*Mood and Tone


*Plot Elements

*Poetry Elements

*Point of View (two versions)

*Restating the Question in the Answer

*Summarizing Fiction

*Summarizing Nonfiction


*Text Evidence

*Text Structures: Description

*Text Structures: Cause & Effect

*Text Structures: Compare & Contrast

*Text Structures: Problem & Solution

*Text Structures: Sequence

*Text Features: Print

*Text Features: Graphic

*Text Features: Organizational

*Theme (You have two theme charts to choose from. Use one or both!)


Each of these personal anchor charts are reflections of the main points that I have highlighted in my various reading PowerPoints. In my opinion, it is not necessary that you own each of my matching PowerPoints. I believe that the content included on these anchor charts are key elements that most upper elementary teachers will teach when covering these topics. However, many of the graphic elements are shared between the PowerPoints and the posters. Therefore, if you DO choose to use both the PowerPoints and the posters, your students will be able to easily notice the direct connection between the classroom PowerPoint activity and the matching reference tool that they are gluing in their notebook.

CHECK OUT THE PREVIEW to get a good feel for what you will get if you choose to purchase this resource. Most of the anchor charts are shown in the preview!

Also, if you like this resource, you might also be interested in my other anchor charts! Click on the links below to check them out!

2nd Grade Reading Anchor Charts

2nd Grade Language Anchor Charts

3rd Grade Language Anchor Charts

4th Grade Language Anchor Charts

5th Grade Language Anchor Charts

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Total Pages
55 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 Year
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Ask and answer questions to demonstrate understanding of a text, referring explicitly to the text as the basis for the answers.
Describe characters in a story (e.g., their traits, motivations, or feelings) and explain how their actions contribute to the sequence of events.
Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, distinguishing literal from nonliteral language.
Distinguish their own point of view from that of the narrator or those of the characters.
Refer to details and examples in a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text.


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