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Let's Write: Tools and Strategies to Support Struggling Students

Grade Levels
2nd - 5th
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Spelling, sentence construction, paragraph writing, and more. Three booklets filled with visual cues that will help struggling students. Perfect for small group discussions or as reminders to place on student desks. What's included?


• Beginning Sounds Cue card featuring the alphabet with an illustration for each letter sound.

•Sound Out Boxes Help students understand sound segmentation. Encourage students to use their finger to "tap out" sounds and spell independently.

•Spelling Tricks to TryIllustrated cue card featuring a list of 7 strategies for struggling spellers such as "using their mouth to sound out", "use your hands to tap out.." etc

•Alphabetized Sight Word Cards An alphabetized list of common words. Easy access tabs on the cards will help students search independently for words they want to spell.

•Categorized Word ListsLists of words based on common categories including colors and shapes, feelings, body parts, and "on-the calendar" (days, months and special days).

•Friendly H Cue card illustrating "H" diagraphs.

•Bossy R Cue card illustrating how the letter "r" changes the vowel sounds

•Magic E Cue card illustrating how the silent e makes the vowel say it' name.

•Long and Short Vowel illustrated cue card.

•Vowel Pairsillustared cue card featuring the pairs au, ai, ae, ee, ie,oa, oe, oi, oo, ou, and oo."When two vowels go walking, the first one does the talking.

•Vowels Pairs and Mouth Shapes A variety of cue cards illustrating pairs that make similar sounds with accompanying sound mouth shape clip art.

•b and d reversal cue card visual cue to use as reminder for students who typically reverse these letters.

•p and q reversal cue card visual cue to use as reminder for students who typically reverse these letters.

•Memory Tricks cue card encouraging students to use mnemonic devices to recall spelling of difficult words.


•Super Sentence Hero Chart Visual cue featuring a blank chart encouraging students to use "wh" strategy (who, did what, when, where) when writing a sentence.

•The WH's a cue card illustrating the meaning of each "wh" question word (i.e. people and characters for who, places for where etc)

•Expanding Sentences Using WH sample sentence with illustration

•Expanding Sentences Using Conjunctions illustrated card with sample sentences.

•Parts of Speech Illustrated cue card to use as reminder.

•Parts of Speech examples Chart with several examples of each component. Helpful for students with word retrieval difficulties.

•Punctuation Cue card featuring bolded red punctuation marks with a short explanation and sample sentence.

•Sentence Writers Checklist Encourages self monitoring and self correction. Can be used with detachable checkmarks (with Velcro) or as printable list.


• Writing Process Timeline picture schedule that includes a detachable arrow students can manipulate as they move through the writing process (write, edit, illustrate, publish). Use this visual to encourage reluctant writes and to facilitate discussion about editing and revising.

•Paragraph Writes' Checklist encourages self monitoring and self correction. Can be used with detachable checkmarks (with Velcro) or as printable list.

•Paragraph Parts 3 cue cards to help students understand and recall parts of a paragraph (introduction, 3 details, conclusion) Include a choice of "the hamburger" "the traffic light" "the paragraph hand (five fingers)"

•Linking Words and Transition Words helpful word chart.

•Support Word Retrieval Difficulties With a helpful cue card featuring an illustrated list with 4 different suggesting for remembering a word or a detail.

•Editor Bracelet Printable bracelets (choice of yellow with pink or yellow with blue) will serve as a motivating self-monitoring tool. It lists important elements to consider when editing.The bracelets can be stored in a handy pocket that attaches to a cue card as part of the strategy ring.

All cue cards are 2.6x7.02 inches and can be stored on rings for easy access.
NOTE: This product is also available as part of our Strategy Center

If you find this product helpful, these may come in handy too:
Paragraph Puzzles
Persuasive Writing Tools and Strategies
Sentence Stretchers: Conjunctions and Compound Sentences
Linking Words and Transition Words: Hands on Learning
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