Saturday, February 7, 2015

Penguin Anchor Chart

Happy February! Wow! I can't believe that January is already over. This has been a whirlwind start to 2015. During the winter months I love to teach informational reading and writing through polar animals (as you can tell from my last few posts!). After studying polar bears for a few weeks, we have switched it up and started our Antarctic penguin unit. Today I wanted to share an informational penguin chart that my students and I created together. I used their  ideas from reading informational text to complete the chart as a class. The "Have, Can, Are" chart style is great for teaching informational writing. It is a great scaffold to assist the students with the informational style.
This chart has been an excellent resource for my students when writing about penguins. When we have completed the unit I will share some samples of the activities. If you are interested in the unit, check it out here.

Happy Teaching!

1 comment:

  1. So helpful as we begin animal research in April. Thanks!