Anchoring

Anchor Activities - Meaningful ongoing activities to which students automatically move when they have completed an assigned task; can occur throughout a unit, a six-weeks period, or longer (Purposes:  a. to provide students with meaningful work once they have finished an assignment or project ahead of time, b. to provide meaningful work at the beginning of each class as might be appropriate, c. to provide meaningful work for students when they are “stumped” and waiting for teacher assistance, d. to provide ongoing tasks tied to the curriculum and instruction, and e. to provide the teacher with time to work with other groups or individuals).