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The best way to ensure that anchor charts don't become wallpaper is to make them interactive. If kids can interact with charts, they are more likely to learn the content and strategies that the chart represents. Also, having their own handwriting on a chart, or their own work, can give them ownership over that learning. And the more times we refer to a previous "anchor" lesson, the more it will solidify in kids' brains. So here are a few ways to do just that!
KB I want to help my students learn to use correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation. Employees' ability to diligently proofread is valuable to the company. KB Proofreading marks poster (editing - conventions, etc.
Teach your students when to start a new paragraph using an easy to remember rhyme.