This reading strategies bookmark has the five most important decoding strategies for children who are learning to read. After teaching the children these reading strategies, you could then have the students use the bookmark to help prompt them as to strategies they could try independently when they come to an unknown word. They could use the bookmark in reading groups, when reading independently, or when reading at home with their parents (which will also help parents with other strategies to prompt for instead of their typical "sound it out" prompt). The bookmark will also remind students to cross check by asking themselves: Does it look right? Does it sound right? and Does it make sense?