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Reader's Tool Box of Reading Strategies!

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Create a "Tool Box" of reading strategies for your readers. Fun tools suggest strategies that "build" better readers. This download consists of 12 pages:

1. Photos of a sample Reader's Tool Box that I use in my class. (Plastic box purchased a Michaels Arts and Crafts.)

2. Reader's Tool Box Cover (to put on your own box, file or large envelope to hold the "tools").

Strategies/Tools included:
3. Saw: Look at the first letters. Get your mouth ready.

4. Hammer: Sound it out.

5. Pliers: Look at the pictures.

6. Handsaw: Break the work into parts.

7. Wrench: Skip the word and come back to it.

8. Screwdriver: Take a running start and re-read the sentence.

9. Tape Measure: Does it make sense? Does it look right? Does it sound right?

10. Bonus! Mini Tool Kits printed two-to a page. Print, cut and laminate so each student can have their own mini tool kit!

12. Photo of tools (to show how they can be cut out).

Suggestions: Print tools in color on cardstock, cut around the tool shapes and words then laminate. Place in a box. Put the cover onto the box lid or purchase a box as shown in the photos.
Total Pages
12
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Teaching Duration
Lifelong Tool

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On  August 16, 2012,  Buyer asked:
Cindy- what a great idea. I have 9 students on IEP's this year and 2 going through the RTI process. This would be awesome to use in our reading groups!

Thanks!

Rosie
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On  June 8, 2013Cindy Gilchrist answered:
Thank You! Hope it helps!
On  August 9, 2011Teach Me More (TpT Seller) asked:
Cindy...I love this! I asked about it on your blog. Please e-mail me at meazellk@friscoisd.org. thanks!
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On  August 9, 2011Cindy Gilchrist answered:
I just sent you an e-mail :) Thanks!
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Reader's Tool Box of Reading Strategies!
Reader's Tool Box of Reading Strategies!
Reader's Tool Box of Reading Strategies!
Reader's Tool Box of Reading Strategies!