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use tree maps with my third graders as another alternative to the KWL or my schema charts once in a while to mix it up while activating prior knowledge.

Anchor Chart binder...great way to organize all of those anchor charts that you create during the school year

ANCHOR CHART BINDER -- take a picture, print it and file it in a binder before taking the poster off the wall. Teacher and students can refer to the binder even if the anchor chart isn't on the wall.

Website where you can type in text and it will turn it into a shape! Use for student's poetry or signs in the library.

writing long off of a post-it- great for extending a reading response!

Character Traits-Uses the acronym F.A.S.T. for Character's (F)eelings, (A)ctions, (S)ayings, (T)houghts...Could do this in students readers' notebooks.

Great to hand out for lower grades at open house or parent teacher conferences.

fiction, nonfiction anchor chart- helps the kids see the differences

Class stationary! Give each kid a post-it to draw their portrait and then make copies.

How do you hook your readers? I made this poster for interesting writing leads.