This month I am featuring my Reading Toolbelt. To see the product in my store, click here. Although this product does not get as much attention on my blog, we probably use it the most often in the classroom!
As I teach reading strategies, I often tell my kids to "pull" a strategy out of their toolbelt. I found myself saying this over and over and then giving them other examples of strategies in use. I realized that my students would connect best if they actually had a visual using the toolbelt theme! That is when I made the product and have used it ever since.
The product has a large sheet of strategies and a smaller bookmark size. I send the bookmarks home with my students. I have also included specific explanations on how to use each strategy. I have found that the strategies make sense to myself, but might not to parents.