Throughout my teaching career, I've learned that anchor charts are a sure-fire way to reinforce lessons I'm teaching in the classroom. Whether I'm using a pre-made anchor chart or a chart made in collaboration with the class, I know how much it's helping my visual learners.
These charts are quite simple to make and they can be used for any subject. Stretching from math all the way to fostering social-emotional learning. Keep reading this blog post to see 25 favorite anchor charts for your 4th grade classroom!
Reading and Writing
1. Reading is Thinking
Boost your student's reading skills with this anchor chart poster. Create this with your class collaboratively to make sure students understand how to read strategically.
Source: Balanced Literacy
2. What's Real, What's not?
This is for all of those fabulous teachers who LOVE watching your 4th-grade students grow into strong readers. Use this anchor chart philosophy as a mini-lesson to teach your students real reading v.s. fake Reading.
Source: Head Over Heels for Teaching
3. Theme V.S. Main Idea
Theme and Main Idea are constantly confused in reading and writing. Start your kids off strong with a clear, visually distinguishing difference.
Source: Team Togetherness
4. Making Connections
This is a handy chart that can be used throughout the year and throughout your classroom. It's important for students to use language anchor charts like this to properly comprehend what they're reading. Try making personal anchor charts for the library or student notebooks!
5. Bye Bye Nondescription
4th grade is a time to build strong writers. This perfect anchor chart will be a reminder to students of which words we're saying goodbye to this year!
6. Paragraph Planning
Bring about the power of anchor charts and students' understanding of graphic organizer use will be sure to improve! Any primary teacher is sure to love it.
7. Modify or Describe?
Teaching your 4th graders about adverbs can be a daunting task. A great introduction lesson to an adverbs unit would be to help students distinguish between adverbs that modify and adverbs that describe.
Here's an idea provides an awesome anchor chart that does just that!
8. Prefixes and Suffixes Anchor Chart
A Mini-Lesson or reminder lesson on prefixes and suffixes is super important for all elementary grades. This type of anchor chart will serve as a reminder to students while completing independent work.
9. Context Clues Anchor Chart
This is a creative, colorful, and well-made anchor chart that will be sure to help your students understand context clues.
Source: Teach Starter
10. Long Division
Keeping engaged students during lessons on long division can be difficult. Incorporate some sticky notes and this fun anchor chart to receive student input and foster student independence.
Providing visuals can be a perfect reminder for students to perform their multiplication and division according to the common core.
Keywords are some of the most helpful and crucial parts for solving word problems. This is a favorite anchor chart because it is such a great independent resource for students during our word problem units!
Source: Fabulous Finch Facts
13. CUBES Chart
This CUBES chart is a colorful and well-made anchor chart that will serve as a generous reminder for students when solving word problems.
Source: Teaching With a Mountain View
14. Vertical and Horizontal
This simple anchor chart wall decal can be used throughout the entire year. To engrain horizontal and vertical into your student's minds. Constantly seeing this will give the constant reminder in their brains.
Science and Social
15. Teaching Behaviors
Inherited and Learned behaviors are an important part of the science curriculum. Help students understand and differentiate the two by using a poster like this!
16. Structures and Functions
This eye-catching anchor chart will allow students to connect words and pictures throughout this science unit.
17. The Water Cycle
Make this diagram of The Water Cycle throughout an entire unit on anchor chart paper. Adding more and more after each science lesson. At the end of the unit have students create their own flipbook to match!
Source: Mrs. Martin's Science Classroom
18. The Scientific Method
This is one of those charts that might just hang out in your collection of anchor charts. It's one that's important to have around, and will most definitely get used at some point throughout the school year.
Source: Springfield Catholic Schools
19. American Symbols
Instead of spending hours of lesson planning have students create their own excellent anchor charts displaying the American symbols! Have students each create their own and present it to the class.
Source: Elementary Nest
20. Water and Landforms
This anchor chart follows with the common core and can go along wonderfully with a book of your choosing. Printing smaller versions for students can be very beneficial!
Source: Mrs. Richardsons Class
21. Super Citizen
Fellow teachers will love this great chart interactive! A super citizen chart not only portrays character traits of a great Citizen but will also be sure to leave an imprint for students.
Source: Mrs. Richardsons Class
Culture is so much fun to learn about! Some great lesson ideas stem from these types of charts. Use this as a student reference for presenting material about culture.
Source: 4th Grade in Ya Face
A Successful Classroom
23. Mini-lesson Groups
At the beginning of the year, all of my fellow teachers know the importance of reminding students what it looks like to work in groups. Make this chart an interactive anchor chart by having your 4th graders come up with their own anchor chart ideas using sticky notes!
Source: Beyond Traditional Math
24. Character Traits Anchor Chart
Being a positive classmate might be difficult in 4th grade. Completing this chart together with your students will be a great way to remind and also a great reference for students!
Source: Crocket Classroom