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Aug 1, 2011

Reading and Writing Strategies

I finally finished creating my version of the Beanie Baby Reading and Writing Strategies which is currently 44 pages long- Yikes! There are so many great ideas floating around out there - but of course... like most teachers, I have to make some adaptations to ensure it works in my classroom, or with the supplies I have, or to match my theme or color scheme. So thank you to the teacher or teachers that came up with the original Beanie Baby Strategies concept and to all of those who added their creativity to expand on the originals - you were ALL the inspiration for this extended version. Thanks!
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  1. Oh my goodness Debbie! I feel like I just won the teaching blog lotto by finding this post. I am downloading it as I am leaving a comment. I'm very thankful for your creative ideas and thoughtfulness to share. Happy blogging!

    Teaching Blog Addict
    ♥Teaching with TLC

  2. Amazing!:) What a great job you`ve done!! Thank You so much for sharing!! I started translating the Beanie Baby Strategies into Norwegian last year, but stoped after making 10...maybe I should continue...:) Yours look awsome!

  3. Wow! been looking for posters like these all over the net. Thank you so much for sharing! You made my day! :)

  4. When I download the writing does not appear. Is there anyway you can email these to me?

  5. I love these cards you made, but they have been archived on scribd. Is there a way for you to email me the file? Thanks!


  6. These are amazing! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Heather BurkeOctober 20, 2011

    These are AWESOME! Any plans on making Math Strategies! I would LOVE them and would be willing to purchase them from you!

  8. I love the title font of these! What font is it and where can I find it? Super creative! Thank you for these!

    1. The font is from DJ Inkers and is called DJ Picket. I purchased one of their font CDs in which this font was included.

    2. Thank you so much! I will be looking for it!

  9. I would love to follow you by email but for some reason it always shows as an error when I submit it.

    Love your site!!!

    Thank you!
    Lisa Owens

  10. Your blog is adorable and I have fallen in love with your reading and writing posters...super cute!!! Thank you for sharing!

    Chris Kazanjian
    The Kinder"garden" Teacher

  11. AnonymousJuly 30, 2013

    Wow, what a find! Your Beanie Baby posters are AMAZING!! What wonderful detail and examples! Thank you!!

  12. HI there! I'm not able to download your writing strategy posters :( wondering if you would be willing to email me? Thanks so much!!!!!!


  13. Just came across your blog! This is awesome! Thanks so much for sharing your hard work with others.

  14. I can't download these either, and I would love to use these too! Can you send them to me? a.slocombe@mwschool.org

  15. Thank you for the useful information. Share more updates.
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