Friday, March 16, 2012

Anchor Chart Linky Party.


I am pretty frustrated because I lost the fabulous post I spent an hour writing last night.

So this is not my original post but hopefully you will get the gist. Here is a bit of a post I posted about a month ago sharing how I teach my Kinder ELL  kids how to use beginning, middle and ending leads/ sentence starters/ transition words in their writing.
I teach leads as "Story Starters". They "lead" the story, like our line leader. We talk about good ways to start a story and how it is pretty boring to always start with "I". "We", I, brainstorm possible ways to start our stories, out loud and create a list. I type the leads on my laptop and have my kids watch. I started doing this this year, because I realized my students weren't recognizing my anchor charts after I had typed them up. This way I have a clean poster that the students recognize. The story starters are mounted on green construction paper to match the train's engine. (For more on the color coding please visit the original post, Beginning, Middle, and End.)
In a few days time I introduce transition words. No surprise they are also color coordinated to match their cars.
I realized once I had them up I should have added the trains to them too. Oh well, they color will have to be enough.
Finally, (like my transition word?) I also print these on colored paper and place on the board for easy referencing.
Most kids won't use transition words. Only the really quick kids will pick up on it. However, I find that having them up and referencing them when I model writing really helps my students understand what I am talking about. They start to use them when they are talking, which is a fantastic side effect for me as an ELL teacher.
So a freebie for you... the transition posters. Just click on the links below to get a copy for your room.
If you have some time you might want to revisit the original post, as I share some writing tips and freebies.

Can't wait to see what you have to share with us. Please link up Kinder thru 2nd grade anchor charts below.


Please remember that if you have a 3rd thru 6th anchor chart hop on over to Kristen's blog to link up there. Just click on the button below.

20 comments:

  1. Hi! I'd love to link up. Do you know why it isn't allowing me to do the "Next Step" option when Adding a Link? Thanks! :)

    Lyndsey
    A Year of Many Firsts

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    1. Lyndsey, I am obviously having technical difficulties tonight. :( I will work on it. The Linky tool seems to be working, just not allowing me to have a thumbnail view.

      Ms. M

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  2. Thanks, sweet lady! I adore you and your blog. So sorry you are having technical difficulties. Let me know if I can help!

    Lyndsey

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    1. Ok, I had to upgrade my inlinkz tool account. Should work now.

      Ms. M

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  3. This is a great Linky Party!!!!! I am so excited to get some great ideas :) Thanks for setting this up.

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  4. I just found your blog. I am a new follower. I will be joining your Linky party. This is such a good idea.

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  5. I love these charts and how they are color-coded and so easy to read. Thanks for the wonderful idea!

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    1. Your very welcome. Thanks for hosting the party with me. :)

      Ms. M

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  6. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I wanted to say that I am sorry for not adding your cute graphic and a link to your blog. I was squeezing in a post before I was rushing out the door and I simply forgot. I have updated my post and added a link to your blog for the Linky party. (not that I have that many followers, but who know)

    So sorry,
    Tricia

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    1. You are so sweet. It was not a requirement. I am just so glad you linked up. Thank you.

      Ms. M

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  7. Great Linky Party Idea!! I am your newest follower so I linked up with a 5 senses anchor chart.
    Becky
    Teaching, Learning, & Loving

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  8. Your blog is filled with fabulous resources and that is why I am nominating you for the "Beautiful Blog" Award!!! Visit my blog to learn more about this award.

    Deb at Fabulously First

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  9. I have awarded you with the Lovely Blog Award. Hop on over to my blog to check it out!
    Becky
    Teaching, Learning, & Loving

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  10. Your Anchor Chart Linky Party has inspired me. Thanks!

    -tania (your newest follower)
    Live, Love, Laugh in 2nd Grade

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  11. I am your newest follower and would love to give you The Lovely Blog award. Please stop by and follow my little newbie @ http://www.aplusfirsties.blogspot.com....LOVE your blog!

    ~Tanya

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  12. I love your BME train with additional charts made together. Great linky party! I'm going to try and join in on the fun.

    http://modernkindergarten.blogspot.com

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  13. Hi! I love this and will add it to my classroom! One thought- as the year progresses, as the students discover new beginning, transition, ending words, allow them to post-it note them to the wall! Then, you have an ongoing work in progress that the students will take pride and ownership in! :)

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  14. I have been trying to find the anchor. Does anybody know where to look? Thank you.

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