How can you help your reader when he or she gets stuck?
1. Help your child to use the picture to think about what is happening in the story. If your reader can think about what makes sense, he or she can often read the tricky word.
2. If thinking about the meaning doesn't help, have your reader go back to the beginning of the sentence, re-read, and get your mouth ready to say the word (make the beginning sound(s) of the tricky word).
3. Next, look for a part of the word that the reader already knows. For example, your reader might find out inside the word shout, or ing inside the word bring.
4. If these hints don't help, go ahead and tell your reader the word, and keep reading!