Reading Strategy Tent Cards for Guided Reading

Brenda Tejeda
Grade Levels
K - 2nd, Homeschool
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Do you wish you had tools on hand to model a certain skill or strategy quickly?

Do you wish you had organized, ready-to-go resources for your students to practice important skills at each reading level?

These 'wishes' were the inspiration for these 2-sided Teacher Tent Cards!

What are Teacher Tent Cards?

These foldable cards are perfect for introducing or reviewing the skill/ strategy, modeling, and keeping on display for reference throughout your lesson!

No planning necessary and no more fumbling to find an example to model!

Just read the teacher side and show the example side to kids.

*NEW* 10 cards just added***

74 (previously 64) tent cards are included in the following 4 categories:

  • Print Concepts
  • Decoding
  • Comprehension & Monitoring
  • Fluency & Expression

***NEW** Now includes a digital version to make distance learning easy!

PowerPoint and Google Slides contain the bottom half of the reading strategy cards for you to conduct a mini-lesson via video. *You can refer to your printed set for the teacher wording.

>>>Skills and Strategies in this pack include:

Print Concepts

•left to right directionality

•1:1 correspondence

•return sweep

•look at the pictures



•look at the words

•match the first letter

•match words and pictures

•blending to read CVC

•blending to read CCVC

•blending to read digraphs

•blending to read CVCE

•notice rhyming words

•notice similar words

•sight word recognition*

•notice a story pattern

•notice when the pattern breaks

•word endings (suffixes)

•look for small words or chunks

•reading base words

•dividing VCCV syllables between consonants

•dividing VCV syllables 2 ways-**NEW

•dividing syllables between consonants-**NEW

•try alternate sounds (vowels, soft c/g, mixed review)-**NEW

•notice and remember repeating words from page to page-**NEW

•look through the whole word-**NEW


•reread when the text doesn’t

make sense

•stop and check in for understanding

•notice details in pictures

•think about story


•ask why questions

•make inferences

•make predictions

•identify the setting

•identify the characters

•identify the problem

•identify the solution I

•identify the solution II

•readers have opinions

•text features: table of contents

•text features: diagram

•text features: heading, caption, labels

•readers use schema

•making connections

•author's purpose

•character feelings

•character changes

•lessons learned

•making predictions based on author

•making predictions based on character traits

•keeping track of dialogue-**NEW



•read smoothly/fluently

•just-right pace

•sight word recognition- read words ‘in a snap’

•read bold words loudly/ give it a punch

•use expression

•change our voices for characters

•pay attention to punctuation

•scooping phrases

•notice talking tags

**MUST SEE PREVIEW for comprehensive list and pictures**

These cards are including in the following Guided Reading Warm-ups bundles:

Guided Reading Warm-ups Levels AA-D

Guided Reading Warm-ups Levels EFG

Guided Reading Warm-ups Levels HIJ

**SAVE* with the Complete Set:

Guided Reading Warm-ups Levels AA-J

Want more Guided Reading Resources?

Decoding Strategies Bundle

Comprehension Strategies Bundle

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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
Actively engage in group reading activities with purpose and understanding.
Ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, ask and answer questions about key details in a text.
With prompting and support, identify the main topic and retell key details of a text.


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