Reading Skills Anchor Charts and Posters Print and Digital

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Ever wish you had a ready-made anchor chart for every fiction and nonfiction reading standard? These 63 print and digital anchor charts are NO PREP and ready to go to make teaching reading so much easier!


Teaching reading can be challenging, but these reading skills anchor charts can help guide reading lessons to help you introduce and review reading comprehension concepts in a clear way. They can actually be used to guide lesson plans, saving you time! The benefits extend to students too, who will be able to use the anchor charts to better understand and organize reading concepts visually.


The anchor charts can be used for mini-lessons in Reading Workshop or Guided Reading, for strategy groups, for small group work, for reading conferences, for review, and for intervention. They can also be glued into reading journals or reader’s notebooks for student reference.


Please note: While the anchor charts are aligned to Common Core standards, the charts themselves have no notations and will work well with a number of other standards.


This resource includes:

27 Fiction Anchor Charts (in 3 formats)

36 Nonfiction Anchor Charts (in 2 formats)

Teacher Notes:

  1. LINKS
  2. How to Use This Resource
  3. List of All Reading Anchor Charts and their Common Core Standards


The Reading Skills Anchor Charts come in five formats to give you greater flexibility.

  • Print – Full Page (for reading lessons or spiral-bound reading journals)
  • Print – Half-Page (to glue into composition sized reader’s notebooks)
  • Print – Blank Templates (for notetaking)
  • Digital – Full Page (Google Slides or PPT)
  • Digital – Blank Templates (for notetaking)


Here are the reading skills covered:

Fiction (27 Anchor Charts) –

Ask and Answering Questions (3)

Retelling a Story

Finding the Central Message

Writing a Summary

All About the Theme

Describing Characters

Describing Settings and Events

Story Elements

Compare and Contrast

Context Clues

Literal and Nonliteral Word Meanings

Context Clues (Including Mythology)

Using Context Clues with Figurative Language

Stories, Dramas, and Poems

Poems, Drama, and Prose

Point of View (Perspective)

Point of View – first person and third person (2)

How Do Illustrations Add to the Text?

Connections Between the Text and a Presentation of the Text

Visual and Multimedia Elements With Text (2)

Compare and Contrast Books (3)



Nonfiction (36 Anchor Charts) –

Ask and Answer Questions Using Text

Refer to the Text to Support Your Answers

Quote Accurately From the Text

Main Idea and Key Details (2)

Two or More Main Ideas with Key Details

Writing a Nonfiction Summary (2)

Nonfiction Sequencing

Cause and Effect

Types of Informational Text

Inf. Text Cause and Effect Examples

Relationships Between Individuals, Events, Ideas

Context Clues (3)

Text Features (5)

Informational Text Structures (2)

Point of View: Nonfiction (Perspective)

NF Point of View (firsthand and secondhand account)

Point of View for the Same Event or Topic

How Do Illustrations Increase Understanding?

Visual, Oral, and Multimedia Information Adds to Nonfiction Text

Using Multiple Sources to Find Information Text

Make Logical Connections to Find Text Evidence

Text Evidence – Finding Proof: Reasons and Evidence (3)

Compare Two Nonfiction Texts

Combine Information From Two Texts

Integrate Information from Several Texts



Want to SAVE MORE and GET MORE??? You can grab the bundle with these anchor charts plus a set of 120 graphic organizers to take you through the entire year!

Click here to take a look at the Anchor Charts and Graphic Organizers Fiction & Nonfiction Reading Skills Bundle!



SAVE THE MOST and GET THE MOST with the Reading Workshop: The Complete Kit! This resource is included, plus yearlong framework materials like graphic organizers, question stems, reading conference forms, reader’s notebook materials, and more! It also includes an entire month of mini-lessons about routines and expectations and reading comprehension strategies to launch your Reading Workshop successfully!




Why You’ll Love This Resource:

  • You’ll have an anchor chart for EVERY fiction and nonfiction reading standard!


  • The anchor chart posters can help guide reading lessons step-by-step using concise language.


  • The reading anchor charts are easy to use with little to NO PREP! No more having to create your own anchor charts!


  • The resource includes five formats to give busy teachers more flexibility.


  • The anchor charts have no “cutesy” clip art images, so they can be used with older students for review or intervention.


  • There are so many ways to use this resource, for guided reading and reader’s workshop lessons, reading conferences, reader’s notebooks or journals, review, intervention, and more!!!




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