Teaching Resource

Decoding Strategy Posters – Lower Years

Free on Plus | 7 pages (PDF)|Grades: K, 1 - 2

A set of 7 posters displaying different decoding strategies.

Students need specific decoding strategies when they are learning to read. Explicitly teaching and practicing each strategy with your students helps build reading fluency and stamina.

Ways to use this resource:

  • Print on tabloid paper and display in your classroom for students to reference when decoding unfamiliar words and texts.
  • Print on letter-size paper and use in your guided reading groups to teach each strategy.
  • Print 2 to a page on cardstock, cut, and place on a binder ring. Place these in your reading center for students to reference during independent reading.

The posters include the following strategies:

  • Eagle Eye – Look at the pictures to help you read the words.
  • Stretchy Snake – Sound out the letters of the word. Then blend them together.
  • Lips the Fish – Use your lips to make the first sound.
  • Skippy Frog – Hop over a word you are not sure of, and then leap back.
  • Chunky Monkey – Look for chunks that make sounds you know.
  • Flippy Dolphin – Change the vowel sound to be long or short.
  • Trying Lion – Try again. Reread the sentence.

  Common Core Curriculum alignment

Teach Starter Publishing
Published by Teach Starter Publishing
We create premium quality, downloadable teaching resources for primary/elementary school teachers that make classrooms buzz!

Comments & Reviews

Write a review to help other teachers and parents like yourself. If you would like to request a change (Changes & Updates) to this resource, or report an error, simply select the corresponding tab above.

Log in or sign up to join the conversation.

Request a change

Would you like something changed or customized on this resource? While our team makes every effort to complete change requests, we can't guarantee that every change will be completed.

You must be logged in to request a change. Sign up now!


Report an Error

You must be logged in to report an error. Sign up now!

If any of our resources do not have 100% accurate American English (en-US), simply click on the 'Report an error' tab above to let us know. We will have the resource updated and ready for you to download in less than 24 hours. Read more...

Help

Are you having trouble downloading or viewing this resource? Please try the following steps:

  1. Check that you are logged in to your account
  2. Check that you have a paid subscription
  3. Check that you have installed Adobe Reader (download here)

If you are still having difficulty, please visit the Teach Starter Help Desk or contact us.

Contact us

More time-saving Guided Reading Activities resources!

Show more Guided Reading Activities resources