Reading Strategy Friends with "I can" Statements Posters & more

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PreK - 3rd
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I love the posters simplicity, the colors are eye catching and the students love the badges. Thank you!
I have kept this up in my classroom and have used all of these resources and it has been absolutely amazing! The kids love it too because it's colorful and looks fun.
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Use this Reading Strategy poster set with I Can Statements, bookmarks, goal cards, reward tags and reading trackers to encourage your young readers to decode, not guess!

Using beanie babies to help motivate your young readers to use their reading strategies is highly motivating. It also builds self-awareness of how to become better readers.

Suggested Use:

Assign these "I can" statements as individual reading goals to hold students accountable for their reading achievement. They work!!


  • 9 posters
  • 9 bookmarks or reading trackers
  • 9 Teacher Helpers (great for visual aids during small group work)
  • 9 sets of reading goal cards or reward tags (9 to a page)
  • 9 sets of reading trackers (adhere to Popsicle sticks) - 2 sizes available

Reading Strategy Friends:

  1. I can look at the pictures. (Eagle Eye)
  2. I can make the beginning sound. (Lips the Fish)
  3. I can blend sounds. (Stretchy Snake)
  4. I can look for word chunks. (Chunky Monkey)
  5. I can “flip” the vowel sound. (Flippy Dolphin)
  6. I can skip the word. (Skippy Frog)
  7. I can keep trying. (Tryin’Lion)
  8. I can ask for help. (Helpful Kangaroo)
  9. I can self-correct. (Correct-it Cat)

Printing Tips:

Print one or two per page in color for classroom display and then clip students names to their personal reading goal. I have found printing 2 per page saves classroom space!

Also, I print the goal cards in b/w so I can send a copy home for parent awareness/involvement and to document student growth in a data portfolio.

You may also like these other Goal Poster Sets:

Phonics/Foundational Skills Reading Goals with "I can" Statements-BUNDLE!

Phonics Skills Reading Goals with "I can" Statements

Please visit my blog for additional resources and ideas for the primary classroom!

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.
Know and apply grade-level phonics and word analysis skills in decoding words.


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