Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Anchor Charts to Support Comprehension

Here are a few charts I have made to help support my students understand basic comprehension skills.  The key words are color coded so that the kids can make a connection between these words.

Be sure to include animals and people.
Some kids are literal and may think that
only animals are characters since many
early books have animals as main characters.
Both charts include pictures that have
a meaning or connection to our classroom.
Pop quiz: Can you name each
book the pictures are from?
We are putting these skills to practice during our read aloud time.  It has also helped my speech students who have difficulty understanding the W words (who, what, when, and where).

I will be back soon to share a tree map that I am working on with my ELD class.  I think you'll like it.

Happy Teaching and Learning!

9 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing. I would love to share this on my blog in the coming days. I love how simple this is.

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  2. I love your posters! I think it is great to have the picture along with the words. Visual clues are great!

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  3. Oh my goodness! Such a great idea so the children have ownership over the concept! Thumbs up! :)

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  4. Love it! Did the kids get to help make them at all?
    Heidi Butkus
    http://heidisongs.blogspot.com

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  5. Love those! Hope it is okay to borrow these anchor chart ideas.
    First Grade Delight
    imgoingfirst@gmail.com

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  6. @Heidi,
    The class had input as to what characters to use. I copied lots of them and we talked about our favorites. For the setting, I limited their choices because I wanted it to be a concrete visual instead of just a hill, or house. I did do the headings ahead of time. Everything else was in front of the kids including where I hung them in the room.

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  7. Love your blog! I am your newest follower!

    learnplayandhavefun.blogspot.com

    Jessica

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