So made the switch to fourth grade this year. Big change that comes with more test stress but a better curriculum and relationship with the older kids.
And I am dedicating this blog solely to anchor charts and my love of them! I am a visual learner and I have learned more about teaching balanced literacy from anchor charts than I have from reading lessons. They just put things in perspective quickly for me and become a sort of- agenda, if you will. So I am sharing everything we do at my school.
You may wonder where I work. I am currently working in a low income, urban district that is a Level 5 in Massachusetts. My school just came into Level 1 status. So proud of our hard working teachers and staff, new and old. 🙂
I attribute our success to our strong commitment to balance literacy. “Student as teacher, Teacher as coach” has propelled our nearly 80% English language learning student population into the highest level in our state.
So sit back and enjoy the charts! First up, the beginning of the year–