Our goal as teachers is to have students monitor their own reading. Your students need to use strategies independently to help them become better readers.
These posters and terms can help your students learn these strategies and is a fun way to instruct your students. Saying use your “Eagle Eyes” or what would “Flippy the Dolphin do now” are reminders for your students to use the strategies.
Each poster contains a picture and corresponding skill. On the back of each poster (print them on each side) will give you suggestions on what to say to your students and reminders for them to use the strategy.
These posters can be used with the beanie babies for an extra reminder but not necessary.
Also included in this packet are smaller posters to use while reading with your students. I put a stick on them but you could also put them on a ring. A smaller card and a big card that contains all the strategies is also included.
Eight posters are included. Everything also comes in black and white.
Chunky Monkey-Look for chunks.
Lips the fish-Get your mouth ready to read.
Tryin’ Lion-Try reading the sentence again
Stretchy the Snake-S-t-r-e-t-c-h the words out.
Skippy Frog-Skip over the word and read the rest of the sentence.
Eagle Eyes-Look at the pictures
Flippy the Dolphin-Flip the sound and try again
Elephant Ears-Listen Carefully
My students enjoy these posters and terms and I know your students will too.
Happy teaching! Jane