Most CUBES printable posters include the E standing for Evaluate. With the younger grades, I wanted the E to stand for Equation.
All other letters are the same:
C=Circle the numbers and change number words to numbers.
U=Underline the question.
B=Box the math action words and write the symbol that goes with them.
E= Equation! Write an equation for the problem.
S= Solve and check. Is your answer reasonable?
My version also included an example problem that has been marked according to the strategy. There is a dotted line around the poster for cutting and gluing into interactive math notebooks.