- Read the rest of the sentence.
- What words would make sense that begins and ends with that sound?
- Look at the picture for clues.
- Take off the beginning and endings, look at root word. un/like/ly
- Look for small words in the bigger word.
- Split (it) Divide the words into syllables (one vowel sound per syllable).
- Cover up parts of the word with your finger.
- Look for word chunks -ing, unk, ight
Have your child look at the book (cover and inside).Let them tell you what they think the book will be about and why (prediciton).Encourage your child to ask questions before, during, and after the story.You may want to model this when you read to them.Ask them to tell you what connections they have or what the story reminds them about as they read.Have them retell the story using just the important details in the correct sequence.Have them reread a difficult sentence. (Sometimes it helps to read a story twice. The first time to get through the difficult words and the second for meaning).Make sure the book is an appropriate reading level for your child- not too difficult or too easy.
Practice makes perfect!A child who reads 4 days a week for 20 minutes will read 720 minutes less in a school year, than someone who reads 5 nights a week for 20 minutes!