A great way to access prior knowledge and see what need to be clarified when starting new topics. For younger classes, the teacher can write ideas up. For older classes, students can write on the chart or write on sticky notes! Great to keep up with over the years and see what similarities you have with students' ideals
This is SUCH an awesome anchor chart for teaching schema -- combine it with the "parking lot" for schema, new learning, and misconceptions, and it'd make a great bulletin board.
Fabulous example of sharing what's happening in writing workshop!! "Schema Anchor Chart" pinned by Jen Briggs, from simplytheclassroo...