Once again Jessica Meacham has wonderful ideas for teaching! She shares her interactive charts at this link.
Hubbard’s Cupboard is another wonderful site with awesome resources.
The purpose of interactive charts is students engagement. Students reread the chart many times on day one with the teacher. On day two the teacher and students interact with the chart manipulating pieces of text. The text that moves might be an individual word, an entire line of text, or a phrase. What changes in the selection depends on the text.
Easy to manipulate elements: names, words that rhyme, concrete nouns, animals, sounds that animals make, and many many more ideas.
Students interact with the chart by matching the picture to the text. Deb also provided matching words for text and for the color words. Lots of interaction opportunities.
Students become very familiar with the words and text. Some children read the whole selection by the end of the week. Some students learn to identify a high-frequency word or two. Other students are focused on left to right or top to bottom concepts of print. It benefits all students where ever they are in their learning at the time on their literacy path. Since there is little chance to develop a sense of story or to discuss comprehension, it is better to use an interactive chart as a part of a Shared Reading sequence in one’s classroom instead of the only tool.
Scholosser and Phillips have many ideas for interactive charts in their book.