This is both my Reading Strategies Bookmark AND an Anchor Chart (which is an enlarged version of my Reading Strategies Bookmark to display in your classroom). My Reading Strategies Bookmark and Anchor Chart have 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 or Anchor Chart to help prompt them as to strategies they could try independently when they come to an unknown word. They could use the Anchor Chart and/or Bookmark in reading groups or when reading independently in the classroom. The Bookmark could also be used by the children when reading at home to their parents (which will reinforce the strategies you are teaching in school, and help parents with other strategies to prompt for instead of their typical "sound it out" prompt). These resources will also remind students to cross check by asking themselves: Does it look right? Does it sound right? Does it make sense?
My suggestions for printing and use:
Print the the Bookmark and Anchor Chart on card stock and laminate.
For the Anchor Chart, add each reading strategy one at a time to the anchor chart (in a column like the bookmark) after introducing it and modeling it to the class (or you could laminate it all together, cover up all the strategies and reveal them as they are introduced). Then refer to the anchor chart as you are practicing the reading strategies during shared reading, guided reading, and reading workshop. \For the Bookmark, some teachers like to use post-it notes to cover up the strategies they haven't taught yet and reveal them after introduced. Other teachers like to wait until after they have taught all of the strategies (using the Anchor Chart) before handing out the Bookmark to children (making like a "badge" that they've earned).