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Anchor Chart Design Posters

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 3 pages | Grades: PK - 6

A set of 3 posters with title, lettering, and border ideas to help you design anchor charts with your class.

Use these posters as inspiration when creating anchor charts with your class.

Anchor charts are posters and reference charts which reflect your students’ learning in real-time. Designing visual prompts for your classroom is a breeze with these cute and creative designs! Your students will love collaborating with you to create anchor charts using these title, lettering, and border ideas.

How to Make an Anchor Chart

Whenever you learn a new concept, you can create one of these amazing charts. No topic is too hard! And with these Anchor Chart Design posters, it’s not hard to make them look good!

These collaborative charts are ideal for any lesson, any concept, any topic! For effectiveness, there are a few things that really make your charts pop:

  • bright, eye-catching colors
  • an easy-to-read heading (from anywhere in the room!)
  • short, succinct content which features your key vocabulary
  • visually appealing images that aid in the understanding of concepts.

Not all anchor charts have to look the same! You may be creating a chart for your class’s reading goals, letter of the week, or even a reminder of how their book should look. The sky’s the limit; it’s all up to your imagination.

Some elements of these Anchor Chart Posters:

  • Borders — From straight lines to geometric shapes, these borders are easy! You can use them to frame your whole poster, or just highlight a key concept or image.
  • Lettering — Why not use several of the easy lettering ideas on the same page? Use a statement font with your title design, then smaller more simple lettering for your subheadings and key terms.
  • Titles — Nothing like an anchor chart title that POPS! And these are easy enough that you can recreate them in just a few minutes. You can even mix-and-match colors!

title and lettering ideas for anchor charts

Why is it Important to Collaborate on an Anchor Chart?

Anchor charts are colorful, creative, and demonstrate exactly the language you and your class use, with the examples you and your class come up with! Anchor charts are ideal because they are personalized to suit the needs and understanding of your students. You can work with your students to create them as soon as you learn a new concept. They serve as a reminder to students, triggering memories of discussions and demonstrations that have happened right there in your classroom.

Anchor charts are also perfect for learning as they can be updated and have information added to them as your students progress through a unit — it’s learning in action.



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