Do you need a strategy to teach your students to help them break down and organize their thoughts about a word problem? Look no more! It Says, I Say is a great strategy to teach your students to help improve their problem solving skills. It Says, I Say will help your students weed their way through all the extra information they are given in a word problem and really get into the meat of the problem to solve it. This strategy will also help students to organize their thought process and form a plan to solve any multi-step word problem. You will receive an It Says, I Say template with an example problem, an answer key for the example, a list of tips for using the strategy, and a mini-description of how to use each column in the It Says, I Say template.