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The Thrill of Chart Paper and Markers!

Mr. Sketch markers and chart paper have become a huge part of our classroom, whether it is me making an anchor chart or my friends using them! I’ve never used Mr. Sketch markers and I now realize that I’ve been missing out– I just love the way those markers write!

As someone who does guided reading and intervention groups all day long, let’s just say that sometimes I need to add a little excitement to my life (and my little friends’ lives) so that we all do not get bored.  One of the simplest ways to do this: CHART PAPER and MARKERS! …I’m not yelling at you, I’m just emphasizing this… 🙂 Chart paper and markers are things that do not require a lot of extra prep but can go a really long way to help get your friends super engaged in a lesson!

These are nothing fancy (which is my point- no real prep required…but still SO exciting for my friends!)…but here are some examples of reading response and vocabulary charts my friends have been doing. And i’m telling you- they LOVE getting to use the chart paper, markers, crayons, etc!

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For me, the trick is just not to use such materials every day, but throw it into the mix once or twice a week and really the same thing goes for graphic organizers, games, etc…it makes guided reading FUN and exciting! Hope this gives you a few ideas to make guided reading more exciting in your room too!

Thanks to Teaching Super Power and Jen Jones for the graphics and fonts!

Have a great day!


Aylin Claahsen

Aylin Claahsen

Providing resources and support to engage all readers.

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Hi, I'm Aylin!

I’m so happy you’re here! I’m a certified reading specialist who loves talking all things literacy. I have a huge passion for providing resources and support to engage all readers!


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