Running from one reading group to another in a special-needs classroom, I found myself repeating the same information and not fostering much independent thought.
To that end, the students and I came up with a quick reference tool—a Reading Strategies Bulletin Board.
Consequently, I did less talking (which made everybody happy!) and helped students tap into their inner resources when they were struggling to identify unfamiliar words.
To support memory issues, the colour-coding was an added bonus.
Later, we made individual placements with the information from the bulletin board.
Next we developed a guide to use to access Google doc's and posted it on the bulletin board.
Having too much text on the walls is often counterproductive for students (especially for those with a learning disability), but this simple guide helped students who were hampered by memory problems.