Five for Friday--Anchor Chart Edition

I'm linking up with Doodle Bugs Teaching for Five for Friday!

This week I'll be sharing some of the anchor charts that I've made recently They aren't all from this week, but I hope you don't mind!

I've been very inspired by some of the great ones on Pinterest, and although I am lacking in artistic skills, my kiddos and I had a fun time making these.


For word work and spelling, we're working on contractions.  There were a lot of charts on Pinterest and I combined a few of them to come up with this.  My kiddos really understood how to make a contraction after we discussed "the steps" written in pink in the middle.  It took a few rounds for them to remember what letters to "pop" out of the second word, but now they're creating contractions like pros!

In math we're beginning our measurement unit.  We started off by discussing the difference between inches and centimeters.  We finished the week estimating and measuring in inches.

I noticed that my kids' reading responses were starting to get jumbled up in their oral retelling when discussing plot.  We made this anchor chart and discussed how the elements in the beginning set the stage for the action in the middle and how everything comes together in the end.  I'm hoping they will continue to use this chart to remember the important parts to include when summarizing.

This was an anchor chart we made a few weeks ago.  My kiddos loved exploring Author's Purpose.  We read a bunch of nonfiction works and watched some commercials to show persuasive elements.  Every time I say author's purpose now they respond, "easy as pie!"

This was from last week when we were heavy in nonfiction, which we will be continuing for the next few weeks.  After creating this chart, we used sticky notes to find as many of these features in their social studies books and independent reading books.

So, there are some of the things we've been up to.  I love this linky party because I get to spy on so many classrooms to see what everyone's working on.  Can't wait to see what fabulous things have gone on this week!


  1. I love finding chart ideas on Pinterest and combining them to make them my own! I love all of your charts!!

    Primarily Speaking

  2. I love your math charts! Thanks for sharing! Your plot anchor chart is adorable too! My kiddies love to figure out 'roller coaster reading' as they say! Lol
    Short and Sassy Teacher

  3. I have a secret obsession with anchor charts. I never feel like I'm talented enough to make a fabulous one. Yours look great :)
    Stories by Storie

  4. LOVE all of these!!!! :) It's so much more worth it to take the time to make these with the kids so they are a part of it! They are more likely to use it then when they are working on their own. Aren't there great ideas on pinterest!!???? TOO MANY!
    Mrs. Bentin's Blackboard


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