Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Charting Our Progress -Using Anchor Charts
*However, it is important not to allow anchor charts to morph into ‘wall paper.’
Teachers at Sunshine North Primary are employing a great strategy to determine the use by date of classroom anchor charts. They periodically provide students with post it notes and have them mark up those charts that are still holding their attention. Students walk the room identifying those charts they believe are supporting their learning. Any charts that have ceased to provide support for learners are taken down and added to the flip chart collection. This is a form of ‘de-cluttering.’
Anchor charts are like footprints left by the learning journey we have undertaken with our students.