You should select the appropriate mnemonic for your population by the end of Stage 1. The Chart below should help illustrate which one is right for you. The other mnemonics are available for you to review as well, but you will not need them all.

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At the lower, darker end of the bar, a strategy can be used if students in that grade are advanced. The upper, lighter end of each grade bar indicates the strategy can be used for students who may be struggling. In the beginning, we recommend you choose a strategy that is relatively easy for the majority of your students.