Charts and posters serve more than decorative purposes; they can be used to demonstrate the path to success, illustrate a point, provide information for reference, or otherwise inspire and inform students.
Incentive Charts and Motivational Posters
The key to success for many students is the motivation and confidence that keeps them tackling challenging tasks and information until they achieve mastery. Motivational posters and incentive charts can help students remember their goals, visualize the steps to accomplishing these goals, and celebrate their achievements. Trend Enterprises offers posters with brief motivational messages that encourage students to get down to work, ask questions, be good citizens, practice 10 steps for success, and so on. Incentive charts can be used by instructors to recognize various educational achievements, with visuals and a reward system that often guides students through steps to complete activities and offers them recognition for good behaviors or skill practice. Creative Teaching Press offers an Incentive Chart entitled “Chart Books We’ve Read” as well as other charts with colorful borders that can be adapted to any purpose. Students can then be rewarded for their progress with stars, bars or other indicators added to the chart to display their level of achievement for the classroom.
Using charts and motivational posters can help get students motivated and provide them with incentives that can help them power through challenging concepts or repetitive practice drills.
Educational Visuals for Language Arts, Math, Science and More
Many charts and posters are designed to display information and act as visual aids for language arts, math, science, and other subjects. Some can serve as reminders of basic information or act as reference materials. For example, an alphabet chart can help students with an alphabetization activity by helping students visualize letter order and a quick glance at a periodic table chart can provide science students with the information they need to evaluate elements. Trend Enterprises offers various science posters, including a weather chart and a representation of the cardiovascular system while Carson Dellosa provides a cell chartlet for studying cell parts. Whatever the subject, there are charts and posters to help students get the information they need and commit it to memory through repeated use. Some charts, such as the Clock Wipe Off Chart from Trend Enterprises, even encourage students to interact with the chart by providing an erasable surface to write on as they practice displaying information.