This co-constructed anchor chart text that is a bit heavy. But, students really dug into it for the language they needed when giving feedback to their peers. Quality anchor charts count.
I'm actually loving the process of learning new little characters to use in my lessons. I think it's fun and playful for the kids, too. Supporting students' understanding of the the voice in their writing in never felt so good.
So this anchor chart I created following a lesson my colleague led and I observed about ways people can notice their inner thoughts and record tracks of them in efficient ways. In all my years of teaching, I have never received an email from a student who was impressed by an anchor chart. Today was a first. One of my students went home, had taken a picture of this anchor chart and sent me an email to thank me for it. He told me he really liked it and thought it was helpful. I am convinced that learning to capture ideas in visual ways is changing my teaching.
Here's an anchor chart I created for a colleague after their lesson. I wasn't part of the lesson. But, I was happy to create a helpful chart for our students to access and add to. Support comes in many forms.
Here is my sketchnote from out team meeting to share our collective understanding about Curiosity Workshop and how it's going to work for our students in Year 5 this year. I love these opportunities to synthesis thinking in a visual way.