• Strategies to Read Tricky Words

    If your child is reading and comes to a word that he/she doesn't recognize, ask him/her to use the following strategies:
    1)   Look at the pictures for clues.
    2)  Sound out the word.
    3)  Break the word into parts that you know.  (Chunk it.)  For example, break the word "talkative" into parts:  talk  a  tive
    4)  Skip over the word.  Read the rest of the sentence or paragraph to look for clues about the word.