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I love this entry about creating writer's workshop anchor charts. She also talks about reading Click Clack Moo to talk about why we write. I need to do this lesson in the first few weeks of school!
Author's Purpose Anchor Chart---try to use this with smartboard. Keep one chart for each class. $
I'm going to type this, make 30 copies, and keep them in plastic sleeves. On days when I hold a graded discussion, I'm going to hand them out to help those students who find it difficult to join the conversation. And, it gives students a chance to come up with other conversation starters that can be added as the year progresses. They simply take the page out of the sleeve and add to it.