You can grab this document in any of my Close Reading Resources below. We write notes about our own thinking and the text, then organize it by reasons. Read a chapter, write a summary… Our students see this a lot, whether it be on our reading assessments, in our own classroom work, or on our state assessments.
Last year I began using anchor text, or text that guides student writing, to teach my 4th-6th grade students how to cite text correctly. How much of the text should students use? Keep this chart relevant by updating the examples with student work throughout the year.
To start, I copied the chapter, passed it out, and gave each student a copy of the above graphic organizer. You may unsubscribe at any time.
The dashes on the right hand side are details that support each star idea main idea. What should students quote? We color code it all at the beginning of the year and it makes it so clear for the kids. Those authors were on to something! Check out my Close Reading Packs below!
It really walks your students through so they have all the elements they need to create their own story. How do students cite their sources?
One of my colleagues and former colleagues wrote the curriculum, and I have so enjoyed using it this year. I did a very brief mini-lesson revisiting mentor texts that we had already used to discuss the problem-solution structure of narratives.
To begin with, we discussed what a summary is. Instead, I chose a chapter out of our current read aloud: Click the button below to check it out!
Among the Hidden by Margaret Haddix. Use this anchor chart to remind your students that they have lots of good writing options.
Six Traits of Writing This anchor chart is jam-packed with things for fourth- and fifth-grade writers to remember about the six traits of writing. If you enjoyed this bright idea, please consider joining me on Facebook or Pinterest for more great ideas!
No opinions, no little tiny irrelevant details-- just the facts. For explanatory writing I often use pictures books about the topic that I check out from the library.
I know it may look tedious at first glance, but my students consistently generate stellar summaries thanks to this method. Make this chart applicable to older students by expanding on each aspect with a specific audience or goal.
First, we identified the character in relation to the problem of the text.
Unfortunately, the author was not given for this particular article, so we used the name of the publication Colorado Reader instead. I then expanded the above graphic organizer onto our anchor chart to introduce this strategy to my students and to really drive home the ideas of summarizing fiction.
This website has some great worksheets to use with your students to prepare them to write their personal narrative. I handed out highlighters and asked students to highlight important information in a short paragraph and cross off interesting or irrelevant information code the text. The title of the anchor chart is our overall unit this one was for fractions.
The goal of this resource is to help students sharpen their ability to summarize. These features tell you what you are about to read and help you to focus in on the topic. What method do YOU use to teach summarizing? The students take a minute or two to discuss this with their partner before they offer suggestions to the class.
We call these our "Comprehension Dots". First and foremost, my students struggle with summarizing nonfiction. Why Writers Write First and second graders will draw inspiration from this fun-filled anchor chart about why we write.
Differentiated Reading Passages and Questions.Then, we write a VERY BRIEF summary plan. The plan you see on the anchor chart here is the same plan we use to do all of our writing, so they are pros at it by now.
The main topic (usually found in the first paragraph or sentence of the text) is on the top. The lesson I am sharing with you all today is one small lesson in a GIANT Reading and Summarizing Nonfiction unit. You can click HERE to read about our fiction summaries.
Writing with Anchor Text: Teaching students how to quote and paraphrase The movement with the Common Core State Standards is to reference text in writing. This isn’t completely new, but is something that usually isn’t taught until middle and high school.
Teaching writing Writing skills Research & writing Writing strategies Writing ideas Teaching Ideas Writing Mini Lessons Teaching English Writing Inspiration Forward Complete anchor chart with whole class to give strategies to write long off one idea.
Summarizing is such an important part of reading and writing that this has been one of my first lessons in writing the past couple of years. I try to correlate my writing lesson with the summary lessons that my teacher friends and I are doing in our 4th grade reading classes.
This writing workshop poster set can be used to create your own anchor chart and includes an individual size page for students to reference when they begin a new story (my 2nd graders keep theirs in a Writing Workshop binder). This poster is a sample of my Writing Workshop Anchor Charts--The COMPLETE Bundle set.4/5().Download