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NYC Helpline: How To: Teach Literacy

Charts in the Classroom (A Pictorial View) by Julia Millin

Using charts in the early childhood classroom helps to create a print rich environment.  Charts can be used to foster independence in students’ reading and writing skills.  Charts can be created prior to a lesson, but most charts are created with the students during the lesson or during reading and writing workshop.  They should be visibly displayed for students to use as a reference tool. 

Using a Post-it
During a reading workshop mini lesson, second grade students learn how to use post-it notes to keep track of their reading.

Organizing Writing
Second graders learn how to organize their writing.

What Smart Readers Do
During a mini lesson, second grade students were asked, “What do good readers do?”  The teacher lists some of their responses on a chart, then reconstructs the chart to present it in an organized manner. 

The Main Idea
This chart was created after a read aloud.  Students listened to a chapter from E.B. White’s Charlotte’s WebThey were then asked to identify the main idea of the chapter and parts that support the main idea.

Choosing a Just Right Book
This chart was created to remind students how to choose a just right book.

Retelling a Story
Students learn to retell a story across their fingers by using cue words such as, first, then, next, after that, and finally.

Charts should be colorful and attractive. Refer to the charts when revisiting a strategy, conferring with students, or modeling using resources in the classroom.

Do you have a question or comment about this article? E-mail Julia.

 

 

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