What are they and why should we use them?
What are Anchor Charts?
Why use anchor charts?
When is an anchor chart necessary?
When should you make your anchor charts?
What do you do with an anchor chart after a lesson?
How long should you keep an anchor chart on the wall?
There's no set time limit. Many times, an anchor chart will stay on the wall for as long as you’re talking about that topic. Sometimes, students will let you know when they no longer need an anchor chart. With some charts, you may wish to stagger them on top of each other so that students can see just the heading, and can easily flip to the page they need. Some charts guide our thinking all year, and so they stay up all year. It really just depends on what is on the anchor chart, what it's used for, how often students use it or need it, and what current units are about.