Hi friends! I don’t know about you, but the later it gets in the school year, the uglier my anchor charts get. I’m not even going to try and lie about it. Today I’m going to share with you my secret to having cute and engaging anchor charts without all of the work!
I have two words for you: sentence strips. Sentence strips make it so easy to add a huge pop of color to your anchor charts which not only makes them more appealing, but it helps students focus in on the information you want them to.
The best part about using sentence strips? I write out my sentence strips ahead of time, but I scaffold the time in which I add them to the chart, this lets us actually build the anchor chart one strip at a time which helps give students greater ownership.
When you are using sentence strips, you really don’t need an anchor chart at all. Here are a few examples of how we use sentence strips instead of anchor charts to practice our word families at the beginning of the year!