Strategies for Reading Tricky Words

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Strategies for Reading Tricky Words

Below is a list of reading strategies to have your child use when they are reading and come to a word they do not know.

 

  • Look at the pictures for clues
  • Say the first sound
  • Move across the whole word
  • Stretch the word out and put sounds together
  • Look for word chunks and word parts
  • Skip the word and read to the end of the sentence then try it again
  • Try to reread the sentence
  • Try a word that makes sense
  • Try a different vowel sound
  • Think where have they seen it before