This is a set of printables to create a Brain Buddies reference board in your classroom. I teach these strategies in the beginning of the year and then make my students accountable for using them as they read. Third graders are not too old for these...they love them and really begin to apply the strategies when reading and even with spelling. I am including the graphics of the animals in the print outs in case you do not have the stuffed animals. Check out my blog: thirdgradethinkers8 for more details or email me a question. I love hearing from you!