Friday, April 29, 2011

Anchor Charts

What are Anchor Charts?  Why would we use them?

Anchor Charts are used to hold our thinking. 
They serve to connect past teaching and learning to future teaching and learning. 
An anchor chart is co-constructed with students.  It has meaning for the students because they participated in the construction. 
The anchor chart matches the learners’ developmental level. 
The anchor chart supports on-going learning.
Notice how different this room looks with anchor charts as the primary tool.  I also want you to think about why this second-grade teacher doesn't reuse the charts.  Let me know what you think!!


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