I like to use beanie babies to represent reading comprehension strategies. My kiddos are always excited to meet a new friend to help them with their reading. I've created posters to represent the reading strategies & scoured high & low (hello, ebay!) to find the coordinating beanie babies. I usually pop the beanie baby on my shoulder when I'm doing related mini-lessons. The kids LOVE it!Click on over and a freebie of one of the posters (Jabber the Reteller), share ideas about teaching or practicing retelling, and find out how to get the entire set of posters!