When your child is stuck on a word while reading, there are many strategies he/she can utilize to help them figure it out. Below are the strategies that your child will be learning this year.
Skip over the tricky word. Read the rest of the sentence and try it again.
Flip Flop Froggy
“Flip flop” the vowel sound. If you tried the word using a short vowel sound, try the word using a long vowel instead. Reread the word. Does it make sense?
Look at the pictures carefully. Use the picture clues to decode tricky words.
Look for smaller “chunks” you know inside of bigger words.
Stretch out the sounds in the word and blend them together.
Lips the Fish
Get your mouth ready. Make the beginning sound of the word.
Listen carefully as you read the sounds in the word. Does the sound match the letter? Does the word make sense?