A pocket chart is a great tool for teachers to have in the classroom to visually organize daily schedules, dates, spelling terms, and so much more. The designs of pocket charts give kids a hands-on approach to learning. Perfect for visual and tactile learners, pocket charts are a must-have in elementary schools.
Purchasing a Pocket Chart
So many pocket charts exist, so here are some factors you should consider before buying:
- Function: Determining what you’ll mainly use your chart for is the best place to start when deciding which kind of chart to buy.
- Accessories: Consider if the chart comes with accessories like dry-erase cards, numbers, etc.
- Hanging: Each pocket chart has different methods for hanging whether it is grommet hooks or magnetic strips, so determine which will be most useful where you plan to hang it.
Best Overall: VNOM Standard Pocket Chart
This creative and educational pocket chart is suitable for every teacher’s classroom. It is made of a heavy-duty plastic material. The straps are stiff and can be hung from the reinforced grommets. The 10 pockets are ideal for holding up sentence strips, index cards, vocabulary, games, and much more. The chart is large with deep pockets and can display a lot of information at once.
VNOM Standard Pocket Chart Clear 10 Pockets Chart for Classroom & Home Heavy Duty Hanging Pocket Chart for Word Wall/Letter Cards/Sentence Strips,28x43 Inch?Blue)
A heavy-duty pocket chart with 10 wide, clear pockets.
Best Calendar: Calendar and Weather Pocket Chart
This all-in-one pocket chart is a compact set that can help students learn about the days of the week, months, seasons, and classroom schedules. It comes with three hooks for easy mounting. The visual calendar is inspiring and even comes with special event cards, flashcards, and deep pockets. The chart is resistant to dust and is made with nylon.
Blue Calendar Pocket Chart with 104 Cards,(72 Illustrated Activity Cards, 32 Dry Erasable Flash Cards and 3 Hooks 20"x22")
An all-in-one pocket chart that can teach students about days, weeks, months, seasons, and holidays.
Best Dry-Erase: Magnetic Pocket Chart
This dry-erase pocket chart is a smart and simple design, with seven pockets for cards on the front and one larger pocket for storing unused cards in the back. It comes with ten extra-large double-sided dry-erase cards that are eco-friendly and reusable. There is a strong magnetic lining, so it can stick on different surfaces. It’s perfect for small group instruction, home, or classroom use.
Magnetic Pocket Chart with 10 Dry Erase Cards for Standards,Daily Schedule,Activities,Class demonstrations (Blue)
A dry-erase pocket chart with seven pockets for cards, a storage pocket in the back, and a strong magnetic lining.
Best Multi-Pack: Learning Resources Magnetic Pocket Chart Squares
This six-pack of pocket charts will stand out in any room with its vibrant colors. The durable plastic organizer pockets can be filled with pens, papers, and other supplies. There are built-in magnets as well as hook-and-loop fasteners for different hanging methods. The pocket charts can be used individually or as one large chart.
Learning Resources Magnetic Pocket Chart Squares, Classroom/Teacher Organizer, Various Colors, Back to School Resources for Teachers, All Grades, Set of 6
A six-pack of vibrantly colored pocket charts that can be used separately or as one big chart.