Reading Cheat Sheets

Activities for ages 3 to 8.

Do some of your students struggle to read but you’re not sure how to help?

Have you ever imagined having an easy cheat sheet for picking “just right” reading lessons for every student in class?

Wish. Granted.

Whether you need a quick reference to help you plan your reading group instruction or you’re not sure how to help one of your struggling readers, these free reading cheat sheets will help point you in the right direction.

Just grab your copy (below) and print them on plain white paper or color code them by printing on bright neon.

Then slide them into your guided reading binder so you can pull them out quickly when you need them.

For Pre-Readers

If your students are building foundational skills, work your way through the list of pre-reading lessons including picking a “just right” book, finding a good reading spot that’s free from distractions and reading the whole time – instead of wandering to the bathroom, talking with a friend, or staring at the wall. 😉

For Accuracy

If you notice kids are making mistakes as they read, pull out the accuracy page for a list of lesson ideas.

Options include teaching students how to connect books with their own life, making predictions about what is going to happen next and revising their guesses as they go along.

For Fluency

When you have children who need to work on reading more quickly, grab the fluency page for inspiration.

Show them how to read strings of 2 to 5 sight words fluently, hone in on tricky spelling patterns like digraphs and have them reread to build their speed.

For Comprehension

And last but not least, when students need to practice reading comprehension, show them how to think from different characters’ points of view or retell what happened in the beginning, middle and end.

Grab Your Free Copy

Save tons of time differentiating your reading lessons and click the blue download button below to grab our free reading cheat sheets and then join the waitlist for The Reading Roadmap so you can get EVERY student bigger reading results!

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  1. Shannon

    I’m unable to download. Could you please send them to me by email? Thanks!

    • Ashley

      Hi Shannon,
      I’m sorry the download isn’t working for you. We never want that. Please check to be sure you’ve enabled pop ups from our site. This particular freebie is sent to your email, so be sure to check your spam folder as well. If you still can’t get it to work, you can email me at
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

  2. Jessica

    Hello I am trying to download this product as well and It is not working, can you email them to me please?

    • Ashley

      Just emailed you, Jessica.
      Ashley // Happiness Ambassador

      • Danielle

        Hi I enabled pop-ups and still can’t get it. Please email.

  3. Blanca

    I love all your teaching tips .
    Thanks a lot .

  4. Talia Murray

    Hmmm it doesn’t seem to download when I click it either!

  5. Corrine Selby

    Hi there,

    These look wonderful but I can’t seem to download them. Is there a different way I can access them? Thank you!

  6. Mar Bernal

    Malia, thank you for the present, it’s awesome and useful.

  7. Joanna Keiss

    Thank you, Malia! Your tips will be helpful, and it is nice to know more about you and your background. Have a great year! Thank you for the fun gift. 🙂


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