We all know to tell kids to "sound it out," but what about the other important strategies that children can use as they learn to read? These strategies need to be explicitly taught, and a great place to teach them is in your guided reading groups. Help your students remember these strategies by hanging these posters as you teach them close to your guided reading table or meeting area. Listed strategies include: check the picture (thinking about meaning), think about the story (using context), ask yourself if it makes sense (thinking about structure), reread (directing kids to reread for fluency and to think about the story), make it sound like you are talking (fluency), look for parts you know (using visual information in the words), and get your mouth ready (looking at words in the correct way L-R). I hope these posters help you as you do the important job of teaching your students to read!