Anchor charts are a great way to use class time to go over helpful test-taking tips and then hanging them in the room to be referenced during practice. Students who practice test taking strategies early on may find that their stress and anxiety is decreased during the actual tests.
Benefits of Anchor Charts in the Classroom
There are many reasons, outside of being creative classroom decor, for teachers to invest time in the creation and use of anchor charts. Anchor charts serve as a great way to remind students of concepts and tips you’ve gone over in class.
Anchor charts don’t need to look like works of art, but neat handwriting and a creative angle may help the information to be more memorable and easier for students to remember.
Here are some other benefits for using anchor charts in the classroom:
- Can be customized to reinforce specific classroom lessons/instruction
- May be helpful as a classroom management tool, helping students to manage their own decisions/behavior
- Especially supportive for visual learners
Testing Strategy Anchor Charts for Kids
If you ever find yourself uninspired, the internet is full of ideas from fellow educators. Testing strategies are important for students to know, and creating an anchor chart to hang in the classroom is a great way to boost their confidence. Simple reminders can decrease stress, so check out these ideas and give your students some tools to take on testing season:
More Anchor Chart Help & Ideas
If your anchor charts could use some help, or you’re just looking for some fresh ideas, be sure to check out the other anchor chart posts on the Schoolyard. Not only will you find tips for making your anchor charts more helpful and eye-catching, but you can shop for all the tools you need to make them look great. Be sure to stop by the online store and get stocked up on anchor chart essentials: