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Transition words categorized green, yellow, red

traffic light transition words anchor chart PLUS a free graphic organizer to go with it.

"Said" is Dead!  I think I like this better than my trash can words!

Not sure I'd use this title for my anchor chart, but it's great to build descriptive writing "Said is Dead".Encourage descriptive writing with these alternatives to "said".


writing, narrative writing, Good anchor chart for descriptions for feelings. Great to emphasize for narrative writing and making interesting word choices. Perfect for teaching Show, Not Tell.

I really hope this will be useful when writing essays this year!

My Life as a Third Grade Teacher: Teacher's Day Out

Giving Text Evidence

Giving Text Evidence

Common Core is all about evidence! Standard One for all grades is all about showing the evidence! This is a great Anchor Chart for Textual Evidence Sentence Starters- I would modify the language required for upper elementary and middle school students.