Saturday, September 24, 2016

Marking Our Thinking for Deeper Connections

Our sixth grade team has truly embraced annotation as a form of deeper thinking and connections for students to share their thoughts about universal and differentiated texts.  This anchor chart takes up an entire wall in one of our teacher's classrooms.  It is a clean yet powerful point of focus in his classroom.
Think marks have evolved over the past several years to include:

  • Reactions to characters or story events
  • Metacognitive strategies
  • Figurative language
  • Grammar focus 
The fact that our team has incorporated all of these focus areas into one visual aid allows students to integrate all ideas so that reading, writing and grammar are viewed as a "whole" and not separate components in these classrooms.

Interested in Nonfiction thinking marks?  Click {HERE}.


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