As primary education teachers, we know that little learners need direct and visual instruction for all academic concepts. Anchor charts are a way to do this in a fun and interactive way. Do you need some help and ideas regarding Anchor Charts For Kindergarten?

Research Behind Anchor Charts

Anchor charts are a popular tool used by kindergarten teachers to support student learning. Here are some relevant points to consider about the research behind Anchor Charts For Kindergarten:

Overall, the research suggests that anchor charts can be a powerful tool for supporting student learning in the kindergarten classroom. By creating clear and engaging visual aids, you can help little learners to better understand and apply important concepts and skills.

Supplies Needed

Blank Anchor Charts

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Must-Make Kindergarten Anchor Charts

Classroom Management Anchor Charts

How To Start

Start with a blank anchor chart. There are lined and unlined charts available. I use the unlined because I begin using it as a blank canvas for teaching new concepts. You may want to invest in a stand or easel, but you can also hang it on the wall with command hooks. (This is for when you are teaching and writing on the chart not the finished page. More on that later.)

Begin the day with an interactive lesson by utilizing the blank anchor chart page during morning messages or whole group. Encourage your little learners to contribute to the chart with relevant information. This will provide a visual aid for little learners to reference throughout the day while working on other tasks or purposeful practice activities.

Creating Effective and Interactive Anchor Charts

Creating anchor charts is a great way to support learning in the classroom and make lessons more engaging for your little learners. Here are some tips to help you create effective and interactive anchor charts:

Explicitly Teaching With Anchor Charts

Involving your little learners in creating anchor charts is an effective way to explicitly teach them new topics or skills. Here is an example of introducing letters using an anchor chart.

Engaging Students While Creating Anchor Charts

I’m often asked what my students do while we work on our anchor charts. Young children need to move around while studying, so I provide them with a journal to work on during and after our creation of the anchor chart. This helps them stay engaged, reinforces the concepts we’re learning, and provides additional writing and fine motor practice.


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Storing Completed Anchor Charts

If you need a place to store your anchor charts after completion, there are a number of ways to do so. For easy accessibility and frequent review, hang them on clotheslines overhead. This method not only adds a fun touch to your classroom decor, but it also provides a practical display for your little learners to learn from.

All you need to create an effective storage system for your anchor charts are a tension rod and command hooks. Simply attach the hooks to a flat surface, like a bulletin board, blank wall, or chalkboard, and add the tension rod. Then, hole punch your anchor charts, add binder rings, and Voila! Your little learners can easily review and reuse these meaningful charts throughout the school year.

Are you looking for suggestions on what to do with your anchor charts once the school year is over? Check out “Storing Classroom Anchor Charts: 4 Tips and Creative End-of-Year Solutions“.

I hope this provided you with the support and motivation to use anchor charts in your kindergarten classroom. This will enable you to intentionally teach your little learners with purpose and fun!!!

2 Responses

  1. I LOVE USING ANCHOR CHARTS FOR MY STUDENTS! We do a anchor every morning! Great language and literacy activities.

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