Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Writing Workshop Anchor Charts

 Writing Workshop

This post will share with you some of the anchor charts we are using in my class.

You can see from the chart that I have drawn, tell your partner your story. I try to encourage a lot more storytelling before writing. I think when kids start to draw it helps them to talk about their ideas.

This is along the same idea as the first chart,  but you can see how I am adding in talking and rereading our stories. I am also adding what to do when you are done! 

 I  always want to stress REREADING.


 We talk a lot about using bubble gum spelling. I have also heard it called ghost spelling

For this lesson, I had my class work with a partner and spelled an unknown word using bubble gum spelling. 

At large group time, we modeled what this would look like with a partner. 

 The kids loved doing this! Everyone was confident trying to spell words, and that's my goal.  

Alphabet Anchor Chart

 I saw a similar anchor chart in a Pam Allyn book, and I loved it! I often talk about using the alphabet chart, but I never thought of making an anchor chart. I did do a mini-lesson on how you can use an alphabet chart to help you write a letter or figure out a sound. 

 I am always using an alphabet chart to help when conferencing with kids.

They may know the sound but don't know how to write the letter. They may have no idea what letter makes a particular sound and I can use the chart to teach them. 


  1. These are great! We are just now getting started with anchor charts for writing in my room too. I love your ideas!

    The Daily Cupcake…A Kindergarten Blog

  2. You have to do the bubble gum spelling it was a hit!


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