Reminders to use with your child when they read at home
“Get a running start” – If you get stuck in a sentence, start it over
“Look at all the parts of the word” or “find a part you know”- Look for chunks in a word that you already know.
“If you know _____, then you know”- use with words that rhyme
“Try it 2 ways” or “Flip the vowel sound”- Example, the word “snack”- try it with a short a and a long a to see which makes sense.
“Check the picture”- use the picture clues to decode tricky words
“Check it! And Double Check it!”- Does it look right? Sound right? Make sense?