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Decoding Strategy Posters – Middle-Upper Years

Teach Starter Publishing
PDF | 7 pages | Grades: 3 - 6

A set of 7 posters that display different decoding strategies.

Display these posters to help students select a decoding strategy when reading unfamiliar texts. Each poster contains a character and their reading superpower.

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:

  • Envision – Uses pictures to help read the words.
  • Dr. Stretch – Sounds out each letter of the word, and then blends them together.
  • Numero Uno – Focuses on saying the first sound.
  • Leaper – Leaps over unknown words, and the returns to the start.
  • Chunkinator – Break words into chunks of letters that make known sounds.
  • Flipster – Flips the vowel sound to be long or short.
  • Retracer – Retraces reading and begins the sentence again, this time trying something different.


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