How to Make an Anchor Chart in Google Slides


How to Make an Anchor Chart in Google Slides

  • What is an anchor chart?

The short answer: An anchor chart is a visual graphic organizer of the key points in the classroom. It is a fantastic way for students to review what they have learned and also help them remember important information. 

  • What are the benefits of DIGITAL anchor charts?

Traditionally, anchor charts have been drawn on paper, but for the perfectionists, digitally-inclined, or artistically challenged out there, the idea of digital anchor charts is exciting!

Digital versions of traditional anchor charts offer many benefits including: 

  • Resizable, printable versions for posters

  • Effortless ability to print student copies

  • Easily include in presentation slides

  • Take the human error out of spacing 

  • Removes handwriting or drawing blunders

  • How do you create an anchor chart in Google Slides?

If you haven’t already checked out my How to Make an Anchor Chart post, I recommend you read the section called “How do you plan an anchor chart?” because it outlines the thinking that goes into the content creation of a great anchor chart which is essential for any type of anchor chart.

Digital anchor charts can be created in Google Slides by following these instructions:

1. Create a new slide and add text boxes, shapes, and lines to the slide.

2. Add labels to the boxes, shapes, or lines to label them with what they represent in your anchor chart. TIP: You can right-click on any of the items you add to the page and select “Order” to bring items forward or backward as you layer different elements on the page.

3. Add a title for your anchor chart at the top of the page.

4. When you are finished adding all of your information to your anchor chart, you can print it or save it as an image file or PDF for later use.

Who else likes to use templates so you don’t have to start from scratch? 🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️🙋‍♀️

anchor chart free

This FREE Google Slides Anchor Chart Template contains:

  • Slide 1: Quick-Start Template

  • Slide 2: How-To-Use Tutorial

  • Slide 3: Template + Instructions for creating half-page sheets for student copies

What are you waiting for? Get started on those digital anchor charts!!! And I would LOVE for you to share pictures of what you create using the template!

If you are interested in checking out our ready-to-print Math Anchor Chart & Poster Bundles for 3rd through 7th grades, the links are listed below. Note that these bundles all included DIGITAL versions of each anchor chart in Google Slides!

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