Anchor charts are called this because they should "anchor" your learning. An anchor chart is not useful if you just hang it in your classroom as a poster or decoration. You've got to use it as a resource! You gotta work it!
So the best way to use anchor charts is to create them with the students during a whole-class lesson. Make the anchor chart about what you are currently learning. It is a good way to make the learning come alive for your students.
Here is a fascinating collection of anchor charts I found online:
It is important to distinguish between book genres. These type of questions are often found on tests, too.
A similar idea...
And another... but students can sort!
Parts of a Letter. Writing a letter seems to be a lost art but it is very valuable that our students know how to write correspondence.
This is a good way to compare/contrast two books.
This is great for teaching fluency and voice inflection.
It is important to give our students the "why" behind the lesson...
Add them to your library of lessons!