Anchor Charts for Multilingual Learners

As an ML teacher creating and displaying anchor charts around the room is imperative when teaching new vocabulary units of study. Using anchor charts with MLs is important for visual support, language development, serve as a reference tool, create cultural relevance, and support different learning styles. These visual aids help students comprehend concepts more easily, as they can refer to images or diagrams to reinforce their understanding. Anchor charts are a tool that MLs can revisit whenever they need clarification or reinforcement. This constant exposure to language and content helps solidify their understanding and retention of key concepts. These charts can incorporate visuals and examples that are culturally relevant to the MLs, making the content more relatable and engaging. This can enhance their motivation to learn and participate in classroom activities. MLs may have different learning styles and anchor charts cater to visual learners by presenting information in a visually appealing format.

My classroom walls are filled with large anchor chart papers with shared writing words and visuals that serve as a classroom resource to support students when completing their work. Unfortunately there are times when I have ran out of wall space or students wished to reference these charts while in other classrooms, so I decided to turn them into digital copies on Keynote. By sharing this Anchor Chart Keynote with my students they each have their own digital anchor chart on their iPad to refer to in any learning environment. At the end of the Keynote I created a few extra slides with sentence starters to scaffold the learning and create quick and easy warm up or exit ticket tasks for students write complete sentences with our new words.

I have attached a copy of our Anchor Chart Keynote below!



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Posted on March 26, 2024

I love this idea, Katie! What a great way to make learning accessible to all no matter the location/space!

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