Sunday, September 19, 2010

Anchor Lessons - Anchor Learning

Well, it's that time of year.  Your lessons at the start of the school year are probably centering around the anchoring of key reading skills.

It is important to introduce key reading skills to students right off the bat.  These might include, Main Idea, Author's Purpose, Inferencing, Drawing Conclusions, & Summary, among others.  

Ideally,  most students will come to you with some previous experience with these topics.  It's important to reinforce these skills and provide visuals that will help readers throughout the year by giving them something to which they can refer as the year and lessons progress. 

Here are some samples from actual reading and writing teachers' walls.  Maybe you can grab an idea or two:

Excuse me while I go make a poster.  Good day!


  1. Wow! You shared some great ideas. Thanks so much! Love the saying on the right, too...."The more you read..." I think I'll make some bookmarks with that on it.

  2. Thanks Cyndi-Lu! Best wishes in your teaching! :)