Over the past few years, I have fallen in love with anchor charts but I'll be the first to admit that my drawing skills are about on the level of a 2nd grader. I'm terrible at them so I decided to make these fun ones instead.
Kids need visuals. It is that simple. I have always had anchor charts displayed somewhere my classroom for kids to reference the skills we are currently working on. They are perfect for a focus wall.
This set of helpful anchor charts cover the comprehension, vocabulary, and fluency skills that we work on in 2nd grade but could also cover other grade levels as well. It includes 45 colored and black and white posters.
Each poster includes a visual image and a kid friendly definition.
Print them smaller (2 to a page) to save on ink. You could print, laminate and place on a ring for students to reference throughout the year.
They also come in black and white version for a printer friendly option. AstroBrights Paper (affiliate link) makes everything more fun.
These can also be used in a journal to introduce and review skills. Print the posters smaller (2-4 to a page), glue into a journal and then show understanding or examples underneath. The charts you don't use, just tuck away for when you can or place them in a center for review.
You can grab these in my TeachersPayTeachers store by clicking here.
Looking for some engaging activities for your literacy block? Check out my Reading and Writing Pinterest board for some great ideas.