So I gave them pieces of sentence strips and had them write down their tips telling what they think good readers look like. I color-coded block 1 with yellow and block 2 with blue. The students enjoyed reading the display and learning new tips from each other. It was also a very easy way to post authentic student work in the classroom.
The letters are paint chip samples with a foam alphabet sticker.
Must easier than the diecut machine and reusable.