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Anchor Activities Anchor Learning
Anchor Activities • Anchor Activities communicate that learning
never stops in your classroom.
Marzano, R., Heflebower, T. (2012). Teaching and Assessing 21st Century Skills: The Classroom Strategies Series. Bloomington, IN: Marzano Research Laboratory.
Critical-Thinking Games • Slot Machines • Checkers • Concentration • Chess • Puzzles • Wheel of Fortune • Card Games • PacMan • Centipede • Mario Brothers
• Legos • Blocks • Rubiks Cube • Pattern Blocks
How do you have time for games when you have to teach
Math Lands (Lite FREE)
Close to 20
6 + 6 + 5 = 17 Score: 3
Pick 3: Close to 20
10 + 4 + 4 = 18 Score: 2
Learning Contracts Include: • what the student plans to learn. • how the student plans to learn it. • what working conditions will occur
while the student is learning the content.
Learning Contract Assessment
ü I selected a topic that held my interest.
ü I learned something new. ü I demonstrated this new knowledge on my chosen
project. ü I did my best work on my chosen project. ü I followed the working conditions. ü I asked for help when I needed it. ü I would like another opportunity to work on a
learning contract in the future.
Working Conditions… • Work without disturbing others. • Avoid interrupting the teacher while he's teaching. • Put forth your best effort. • Work on another anchor activity if you get stuck on
something and the teacher is unavailable to help.
Write a report
Create a comic strip
Host a talk show
Create a timeline
Keep a journal
Create a mind map
Write song lyrics
What do good readers do? • Connect • Predict • Summarize • Monitor • Visualize • Infer • Question
Let’s Dream, Martin Luther King, Jr.! By: Peter and Connie Roop
Headings Questions Martin Luther King, Jr., is Born
When was Martin Luther King, Jr., born?
Mike King, Jr., Gets a New Name
Why did Mike King, Jr., get a new name? What was it?
Martin Learns More Lessons
What lessons did Martin learn?
Martin Learns a Bitter Lesson
What bitter lesson did Martin learn? How was it different from the previous lessons learned?
Martin’s First Sermon What was Martin’s first sermon about?
Martin Becomes a Leader
What character traits did Martin possess to make him a leader?
Martin Makes a Difference
How did Martin make a difference?