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The Literacy Dive Podcast

Mar 1, 2021

Having your students write about their reading is something that should be happening every single day! It gives them practice to develop their writing skills and helps build thoughtful reflection while reading. If you're feeling like you've run out of ways to motivate your students to write about their reading, I have a great tool for you that you can implement today!


My secret is a chart called the "think marks anchor chart". Teachers, this is the solution to getting even your most reluctant writers to think and write about what they are reading! And guess what? All you need is chart paper, sticky notes, and a pencil! 


In this episode I share:

  • What think marks are and how to link them to questioning
  • How to make a think marks anchor chart that is right for your students
  • 8 quick tips for using the think marks chart in your classroom
  • The benefits of using visuals during literacy instruction
  • The process of creating symbols to connect to each student response type


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