If your class is anything like mine, you most likely have a group of very diverse learners! Whether I am instructing through a Reading Workshop or Novel Study format, I use anchor charts as a learning tool for both teacher modeling & student led discussions.
I've found that hanging up my anchor charts at eye level allows my readers to access the information at any time- but having 20+ kids huddled around one anchor chart isn't ideal. So I've created mini digital versions of reading anchors for students to glue into their journals during a mini lesson. These anchors are NOT complete- meaning, they serve as a "stop and jot" for my students AND as a center activity.
This includes "mini" student anchors for reading journals. I have these anchors located near my resource table so that if students are working in a small group and are in need of an organizer, they can access this at any time, not just during a mini lesson.
This includes the following student anchors *please know there are different versions of each along with teacher suggestions:
- Notice & note
- Character & Setting
- F.A.S.T. (feelings, actions, says, thoughts) character analysis
- Theme checklist
- Main Idea checklist
- Main Idea
- Point of View checklist
- Point of view