Use these reading strategies in your classroom and introduce each animal character one at a time to help your students with their decoding strategies!
Characters are as follows:
Peeking Pig: Peek at the pictures to help you.
Stretchy Snake: Stretch the word out slowly and try to sound it out.
Tryin' Lion: Try a word in the sentence that makes sense.
Lips the Fish: Say the beginning sound of the word.
Wise Owl: Ask a friend or teacher for help.
Hoppy Bunny: Hop over the word you aren't sure of. What would make sense?
Flip Flop Frog: Flip the sounds of letters that make more than one sound.
Chunky Monkey: Look for a word or sound chunk that you know.
Each picture is 17.5 cm in length/width. I printed these at Staples on 100lb cardstock, cut them out using my Martha Stewart circle cutter, and laminated them!! Don't like the circle look? No problem! They come in a square option as well :)
Graphics were purchased from www.myclipartstore.com
Note: When you open the PDF file, you may notice a black line around some images- these will NOT appear when you print, so not to worry!