Basic decoding and problem-solving skills are vital as a student navigates the early years of reading. Paired with a memorable animal and catchy name, these strategies help little readers know what to do when they get stuck on a tricky word! These strategies have been invaluable in my classroom and I hope that they can be useful to you and your students!
This packet includes 10 posters, strategy reference cards (two formats), student bookmarks, parent note, and fun take-home cards to show parents the strategies you've been working on with their students.
The following strategies are featured in this packet:
Eagle Eyes: using picture clues
Lips the Fish: using initial sounds
Stretchy Snake: sounding out a word
Chunky Monkey: word parts
Leap Frog: skip a word and go back to it
Trying Lion: does it look and sound right?
Flippy Dolphin: vowel sound attempts
Speedy Bee: rereading
Dot the Giraffe: minding punctuation
Helpful Kangaroo: appealing for help