Anchor Charts are an important feature in a workshop classroom. Teachers grow charts WITH the students throughout a unit or a sequence of lessons. The goal is to make thinking visible and create lean, useful reminders of the work that students are on about in their independent and guided work.

Thanks to Tina Harmon for creating this PowerPoint using photos from local classrooms.


Thanks to Tina for finding this website that can be used as a resource for making anchor charts:
http://www.julieballew.com/A_Literate_Life/Photos/Pages/Anchor_Charts.html#64

and this resource with more information on making thinking visible in a student-centered classroom




Finally, here is a link to the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project page on Anchor Charts
http://readingandwritingproject.com/resources/classroom-charts/kindergarten

and a new book by two of the staff developers:
http://www.amazon.com/Smarter-Charts-K-2-Instructional-Independent/dp/0325043426