Using beanie babies to help students learn & internalize decoding strategy is powerful way to deliver instruction. My students of refer to "Chunky Monkey" or using their "Eagle Eye"s when talking about their reading.
Included are 8 vivid posters depicting a clip art of the beanie baby & the corresponding skill. These are striking posters which stand out in the classroom.
Lips the Fish - Get your lips ready
Chunky Monkey - Look for chunks within the word
Stretchy Snake - S-T-R-E-T-C-H out those sounds
Eagle Eye - Use the picture clues to help you
Flippy the Dolphin - Flip those vowel sounds!
Skippy the Frog - Skip it...Hop back & Read it, Read it!
Tryin- Lion - Try it again
Helpful Kangaroo - Ask for help
My students are find the strategy posters engaging & have really internalized the strategies. I hope you enjoy them in your classroom as well!
I used this with my ELL 4th graders. It was fun and they each tried different strategies to solve vocabulary words. They enjoyed being "renamed" according to the card they used (such as Stretchy Snake)
I teach the same strategies, but was expecting a helpful hippo instead of a helpful kangaroo. The posters will still work, but I'm used to saying hippo, and the kids are used to it too! :) Change is good!