I talked a little last week about how much I loved using anchor charts in the classroom. We would use them time and time again to “anchor our learning”. From introducing topics, to exploring more about topics, recording our learning, and being referenced later—they were always a part of our classroom environment. Today I want to highlight a few of my favorite reading anchor charts that I have seen floating around on Pinterest or that I have created in my own classroom!
This anchor chart that focuses on visualization is perfect for little learners! Mrs. Plant’s Press did a wonderful job of showing the students just what it looks like when we visualize as we read.
One of my favorite ways to create anchor charts with my students is when I am explaining something and we would make a list. It sounds so simple, but I truly enjoyed it because they not only saw me model how to write text correctly, but the information always seemed to stick better. This anchor chart by A Literate Life lets the students know exactly what is expected of them and how to gauge if they are understanding their reading.
Buddy reading is something that happened everyday in our classroom! This anchor chart by 2nd Grade Smarty-Arties provides great questions for the students to refer to during budding reading.
So many classrooms are doing close readings these days. They are so powerful! This reading anchor chart by Creating Readers and Writing has all the details students need!
One of the concepts I taught my students each year early on was that “Good readers make predictions.” This anchor chart by The Inspired Apple is a perfect visual for students to refer to!
This 5 Finger Retell was a favorite way for my students to walk themselves through a retell. You can take a closer look HERE at this reading anchor chart.
Learning about non-fiction text features is so easy to work in during ANY read aloud of non-fiction text. Sometimes it was easier for me to type up what I want to be on the anchor chart ahead of time. We would work together as we explored the text to match the feature with the explanation. Read more about it HERE.
Using REAL pictures of your students in action never gets old. This anchor chart created by Two Writing Teachers is so powerful because students can refer to all year long for good models. They also can be reminded that they CAN be good readers!
Teaching cause and effect can be tricky, but it was made simple when we tied it in to The Lorax. This anchor cart was memorable for my students for the rest of the school year!! It has to be one of my all time favorites! Read more about this reading anchor chart HERE.
Making inferences is one of my favorite reading topics to teach! The reading anchor cart created below is a big part of that. The students always LOVED finding out that I dug through my neighbor’s trash. Read more about the lesson HERE.
If you are looking for more great anchor charts, be sure to follow my Anchor Charts for K-2 Pinterest board!