Originally uploaded by teachergal
I must be watching too much HGTV lately because I’ve started to think about color when I’m creating my charts. In the past, when I’ve sat down on a weekend to make my charts for the upcoming week, they usually all have the same color scheme (e.g., bold markers one week, pastels the next, Flip Chart markers the week after, etc.). However, this week I began thinking about using a different color scheme for each subject area. I’m contemplating keeping the same color scheme for each subject area for the rest of the year, but that seems a bit overboard. However, I realized that there’s something to be said about kids knowing that the blue-green charts are all writing-related, the being ones are all reading-related, etc. Thoughts?
I am a literacy consultant who has spent the past dozen years working with teachers to improve the teaching of writing in their classrooms. While I work with teachers and students in grades K-6, I'm a former fourth and fifth-grade teacher so I have a passion for working with upper elementary students.
I'm the author of Craft Moves (Stenhouse Publishers, 2016) and the co-author of Jump Into Writing (Zaner-Bloser, 2021), Welcome to Writing Workshop (Stenhouse Publishers, 2019), and Day By Day (Stenhouse, 2010).