Bookmarks to remind your students of the different reading strategies.
Decoding Strategies at Your Students’ Fingertips!
When children are learning to read, evidence-based reading strategies need to be explicitly taught and reinforced in the hope that this will eventually become an automatic process.
Aligned to the Science of Reading, these reading strategies bookmarks include decoding strategies that students can use at grapheme, word, and sentence level.
The reading strategies included on these bookmarks are:
- Mouth Ready – Get your mouth ready to make the sounds.
- Eyes Left – Start at the left, move across to the right.
- Blend Sounds – Glue sounds together, one to the next.
- Syllable Split – Split the word into syllables.
- Meaning Check – Does that make sense?
- Grapheme Gaze – Find each grapheme, saying the sound.
You will notice “Meaning Check” has been included as a strategy. This is because reading for meaning is important – the point of reading is, after all, to make meaning!
Preparing Our Reading Strategy Bookmarks
- Print the required number of bookmarks for your students. Each page contains two bookmarks. Cardstock is recommended for increased durability.
- Cut around the thick black line, then fold along the center line.
- Paste the two halves together.
- Grab a good book and get reading!
Choose the Download Option That Best Suits Your Needs
Use the dropdown menu next to the Download button to select the color PDF, or select the black and white PDF if you’d like your students to color in their own bookmarks.
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