Reading Strategies

These tips can help you figure out an unknown word. 

1. Ask yourself: Do the pictures or words look right, sound right, make sense?

2. Ask yourself: Do the words and pictures match?

3. Focus on the beginning and ending sounds in a word as a clue to what the word might be.

4. Know that letters can make more than one sound, so try more than one sound as you practice saying the word.
             Ex: The word chef doesn't start with the same sound as the word cheese. 
sounds more like shef.

5. Look for chunks of letters and sounds in a word. You might even see words within a word.
             Ex: Manager has two words within it.         manager

6. Skip the word and then come back to it after you understand more about what the sentence or paragraph is about.

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