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I wanted to share with you how I use Cynthia Rylant’s book The Relatives Came in my classroom to introduce reader’s workshop, gather writing samples, and surprise my class with a week-ending event they talk about all year.

Kindergarten Classroom - I wanted to share with you how I use Cynthia Rylant’s book The Relatives Came in my classroom to introduce reader’s workshop, gather writing samples, and surprise my class with a week-ending event they talk about all year.

Mrs. Dwyer's A+ Firsties: Five for Friday~Work on Writing

Five for Friday~Work on Writing This anchor chart is a great way to introduce nouns to young students. It's simple and easy to understand. Students can brainstorm ideas for "person", "place" and "thing".

Make your own beautiful (BUT TOTALLY FUNCTIONAL) Interactive Anchor Charts. Just cut, place, color, and laminate. Use sticky notes or dry erase markers. No more making a new anchor chart every week. Thank you for saving me time!

Interactive Anchor Charts- Reading Edition

Interactive Anchor Charts: Reading Edition Want to make beautiful and functional Anchor Charts that will LAST for your classroom? This pack of Interactive Anchor Charts are designed to save you time (and frustration) when it comes to making reading Anchor

Good Writers Anchor Chart for Kindergarten and First Grade

9 Must Make Anchor Charts for Writing

This anchor chart helps remind students of good writing habits. This would be a great mini lesson to use with kids in the beginning of the year during the introductory workshops.

I {Heart} Teaching: Drawing Conclusions

I {Heart} Teaching: Drawing Conclusions Think and talk this through. It may look harad, BUT, good readers, and good thinkers can start to get the idea!

Outlaw "I'm Done!" – Teacher Trap

Outlaw "I'm Done" in Your Classroom!

Outlaw "I'm Done!" I LOVE this post from Kady at The Teacher Trap. She makes some really good points and includes suggestions for helping kids change their mindsets about rushing through their assignments.

Compare and contrast anchor chart-books, character, traits setting, problem, actions

LA 2 LA 3 LA 20 LA 28 LA 30 Compare and contrast anchor chart-books, character, traits setting, problem, actions

Ideas for setting up anchor-chart friendly bulletin boards!

Making the Most of Bulletin Boards

Ideas for setting up anchor-chart friendly bulletin boards! Modify this idea: Create larger board from foamboard (add year-round items to the top); add hooks to the bottom to change out anchor charts.

Six Ellen - Outlook Web App

How to teach evens and odds so kids will truly understand. Engaging and hands on…

Anchor Charts - Cause and Effect

Here are a few great anchor charts on Cause and Effect from around the web: From Second Grade Smarty Arties From Room 201 at GCCS.

GREAT source of anchor charts that teach different phonics skills - I have books in my library that correlate with different phonics skills being taught at that time. These are great for that!

20 Perfect Anchor Charts for Teaching Phonics and Blends