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If you're assigning this to your students, copy the poster to your account and save. When creating an assignment, just select it as a template!

What is an Anchor Chart?

An anchor chart is a list or a poster that is created during a discussion or a lesson. The person making the anchor chart records the information and the main ideas and points of the lesson. If need be, anchor charts are made into a neater, final version that can be displayed and used for future reference during a unit. Oftentimes teachers use bullet points, numbers, and even graphic organizers such as KWL Charts or T-Charts on their anchor posters to help keep information organized.

Why are Anchor Charts Important?

Anchor charts are important because they keep track of information that is relevant to a discussion or lesson. They can be made at the beginning or end of a lesson or unit, and contain important visual reminders of information. The design of an anchor poster is often tailored to the subject at hand, with related images or colors. Since they can be so varied, it's fun to customize them with your students! This way, the students will either know what to expect out of a lesson or they'll be able to sum up the important information they learned by referencing the anchor template.

How to Make an Anchor Chart Poster


Choose One of the Premade Anchor Chart Poster Templates

We have lots of amazing templates to choose from. Take a look at our anchor chart poster example for inspiration!


Click on "Copy Template"

Once you do this, you will be directed to the storyboard creator.


Give Your Poster a Name!

Be sure to call it something related to the topic so that you can easily find it in the future.


Edit Your Poster

This is where you will include details, text, images, and make any aesthetic changes that you would like. The options are endless!


Click "Save and Exit"

When you are finished with your anchor chart poster, click this button in the lower right hand corner to exit your storyboard.


Next Steps

From here you can print, download as a PDF, attach it to an assignment and use it digitally, and more!

Anchor Chart Examples and Ideas

There are many ways to use our anchor chart templates and incorporate anchor charts as one of your classroom tools in all subject areas. Here are some examples that our team of teachers has come up with:

Other Templates to Use with Students Today!

Did you know that Storyboard That has lots more posters and worksheets that you can use within minutes? Check out some of our favorites below!

Do you want to see more? Check out our posters and other worksheet categories on our main Teacher Templates page!

Check out our Poster Template Gallery to see all of our layouts!

Happy Creating!

Frequently Asked Questions about Anchor Chart Posters

How do I use digital anchor charts?

While all of our worksheets and posters can be printed to hang around the classroom or a bulletin board display, anchor posters are perfect for using digitally. Simply project the blank anchor chart and fill it in together as a class, or project a completed chart to discuss as a group.

Can I use anchor charts on a bulletin board display?

Yes, you absolutely can use an anchor chart on a bulletin board display! After you have chosen an anchor chart design filled with bright colors, simply print it out and display. We suggest laminating your chart so you can keep it looking like new the entire year!

Can I copy an anchor chart template free of charge?

Yes, you can create free anchor charts! The best way to use our anchor chart poster templates for free is to sign up for a 2 week free trial and copy as many free templates into your storyboard library as you would like. From there, you are able to customize our templates or create a simple anchor chart template of your own from scratch.

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