Word Strategies
What do I do when I come to a word I don't know? *Note: have your child try two strategies before giving them the word. 1. THINK - What makes sense? 2. Look for a chunk in the word. Example: the word is content, I see "tent" in the word. 3. Sound it out. 4. Look at the picture. Is there a clue there? 5. Skip the word and read to the end of the sentence. Can you figure it out then? 6. Reread the sentence before it and see if you can figure it out. 7. Cover up the front part of the word or the last part. Can you see a part you know?