I hope your child has been using our Reading Buddies when at an unknown word. They know them all now: Eagle Eye, Lips the Fish, Stretchy Snake, Chunky Monkey, Skippy Frog, Flippy Dolphin, Tryin' Lion, and Helpful Kangaroo.
The kids like having the Beanie Babies in class to use as a reference and of course to play with. I <3 hearing students tell me which reading strategy they're going to try when in reading group.
These little buddies have really helped teach the strategies!