April has officially become anchor chart month on my blog, because I just realized that is all I shared this month! I think they are worthy of their own month anyway! :)
There are ten reading strategies we focus on in second grade as a part of our Harcourt Trophies reading program. I have created anchor charts for most of these strategies, which I display in two different places in my classroom.
Most of the anchor charts are on our Reading Skills bulletin board. The flag letters were inspired by Lindsey’s math wall from The Teacher Wife.
Each week we focus on two of the reading strategies so those anchor charts are displayed at the front of the room, along with anchor charts we are currently focusing on in other subjects.
Here is a close up of each anchor chart. The Creating Mental Images anchor chart and the Comparing and Contrasting anchor chart were both inspired by the truly inspiring Abby from The Inspired Apple!
I have noticed a huge difference in my students being able to name, define, and put these strategies into practice since putting up these anchor charts in the middle of the school year. My students switch classes for reading, so I do not get to teach reading to some of my homeroom students. Last week in science I asked them what they could infer from a picture in our textbook, and one of my students, who I don’t even have for reading class, instantly looked at the Making Inferences anchor chart. I was so proud of her!
I do not have an artistic bone in my body so the pictures on the anchor charts were traced from images I have purchased from Scrappin Doodles.
Hopefully you will find something that inspires you! :)