Friday, June 27, 2014

Phonics Friday: Anchor Charts

This weeks edition is going to focus on anchor charts that support phonics instruction.  If you have followed me for a while then you know I am big on using multisensory techniques when teaching.  I wholeheartedly believe that visuals increase student understanding and connection to material.  It is also beneficial to post the chart somewhere in the classroom so that kids can refer to it as needed.

This chart is not only adorable but practical.  Visually showing the kids that CVC words contain a consonant vowel consonant will aid in the decoding process and lays the foundation for the introduction of closed syllables.  (The only change I might do is make the vowel stand out by writing it in a different color than the consonants.)

One concept that can be tricky for kids to learn is when to use the letters K and C when spelling.  I thought this chart was a great visual reminder for students.

FLIP THE SOUND is one strategy that students can use when stuck on a word.  I love all the different ways this chart shows flipping the sound.  The title is flipped, the vowels in the pan are flipped, and then there are words that have examples of long and short vowels.

Syllable division can be tricky for students.  This chart clearly shows students syllable division rules.  I love that the vowels were marked with a "v".

Last but not least!  A little freebie that I discovered on Pinterest during my anchor chart search.  These are portable long vowel anchor charts that students can use anywhere!!  I know!! Awesome...right?? Click the picture to snag your copy.

That is all for this week folks!!  I hope you enjoyed this weeks Phonics Friday!!  Leave me a comment below and share how you use anchor charts to teach phonics.  I would love to know!!

Stay tuned for next week....the focus will be letter and sound sorts.  I hope to have a little freebie finished up for ya!


  1. Hi! I just stumbled across your blog and LOVE it! Can you tell me where you got the K/C poster?


  2. Can I get a copy of the K/C poster too?

  3. Where can I get the K/C poster?

  4. Hi, I would be glad also to get a c/k poster. Thanks in advance.

  5. Would love the k/c poster as well!

  6. I would love a copy of the k/c poster too. My email is


  7. Can I get a copy of the C vs K chart to? My email is

  8. Hello! Where can I get the K/C poster, please?

  9. I would love to know where to get a copy of the K/C poster or if you are willing to share.