Back in 2011, the Two Writing Teachers introduced me to chartchums. It is a blog that has helped me countless times. The teaching and visuals, shared by Marjorie Martinelli & Kristine Mraz, are superb!
A couple years ago in grade 4, I made the above chart for my students. The idea came straight from chartchums.
For my class, I changed the word "post-its" to "thinkmarks" which was something I was using from Aimee Buckner's "Notebook Connections: Strategies for the Reader's Notebook".
On Twitpic, I have uploaded a number of my classroom photos, including this one. From there, I often pin them to my Pinterest board. Something I always try to do is share where an idea comes from. With Pinterest, the words under a pinned photo are often changed. Thankfully, if a person does click the photo it will take them to Twitpic where they will see the link.
I'm grateful for what I learn from other teachers through blogs. Today, as I revisited chartchums on November 6, 2011, I noticed that the idea came from a guest blogger that day.
Thank you, Alyssa Newman, for sharing.