Reading and Word Solving Strategies Pack 1 Free PDF

Reading and Word Solving Strategies Pack 1 is free and available in the free eMember section of this site for those who have previously joined. If not yet a member, join here and subscribe to our newsletter to gain access to this and other free level area eMember pages. What’s in this pack? There are 170 pages with 20 reading comprehension and word solving posters. Also included are some book companions to help mentor the strategies. Pictures tell the best story, so see for yourself what is included.  I prepared a PDF preview with more information, including the CCSS addressed for grades one and two.

Reading and Word Solving Strategies Pack 1 Free PDF

First, the word solving reading strategies are included, pocket chart cards for these strategies are also included, along with cards for any mentor text resources included in this pack. Auto the Otter is so perfect for sight words automaticity!

world solving strategies included in strategies pack 1

Next, there are posters for the reading comprehension strategies. Pocket chart cards for these strategies are also included, along with a card for any mentor text resources included in this pack. Quackers the Duck is my favorite!

reading comprehension strategies included in strategies pack 1

Now for the Scholastic book companions/resources included in pack one.  Seven Blind Mice can be used to help teach several strategies. This section includes work pages, activities, and also pocket chart cards for vocabulary.

Seven Blind Mice book companion

The Arthur’s Valentine section has some sweet activities.

Arthur's Valentine section

Chunky Monkey and Spinner the Spider are part of the Cinderella Penguin section.

Cinderella Penguin

Next, Scholastic’s sight word readers (or any emergent readers with the same words) help reinforce automaticity with Auto the Otter. By the way, here is a second Auto the Otter  in premium eMember area.

Auto the Otter sight words automaticity

Next, Digger Dog helps mentor non-fiction conventions.

US Landforms for non-fiction conventions

Finally, Clifford for President is used as an anchor text for several word solving strategies. Quackers the Duck is perfect for noticing dialogue in the text, also.

Clifford for President

Thanks for reading!

Carolyn Wilhelm

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About the Author:

Carolyn Wilhelm is the author of The Wise Owl Factory site and blog. She has an MS in Gifted Education, a MA in Curriculum and Instruction K-12, and has completed the KHT Montessori 12 month program. She makes mostly free resources for teachers and parents.


  1. Cara Leininger 09/20/2015 at 3:43 pm

    I teach prek and your resources look great. I can’t wait to use some of them in my classroom. Thanks!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 09/21/2015 at 10:53 am

      Thanks so much! I hope you and your students will enjoy them. Carolyn

  2. Katina Slade-Ferugons 05/16/2015 at 11:07 pm

    I love your work! I teach Prep and my students love the animal reading strategies. Your resources will be well used and appreciated.

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 05/17/2015 at 5:46 pm

      Thank you so much for writing! I’m glad to know you like the resources. Carolyn

  3. Meredith 02/13/2014 at 3:29 pm

    Hi Carolyn! I saw your link up on TBA Freebie Friday. I am already a member of BuySellTeach. Your product looks great and I would love to be added to the list. Thanks!

    • Carolyn Wilhelm 02/14/2014 at 10:35 am

      Thanks so much, Meredith, I added you just now. Thanks so much, Carolyn

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