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Helping a Child Read a New Word

  • Have the child:

    ♥ look at pictures for clues

    ♥ point to the words

    ♥ look at the letters

    ♥ get their mouth ready

    ♥ look for familiar parts in the word (smaller words, spelling rules, or word family parts)

    ♥ see if it looks like a word they have seen before


    Once they think they know the word have them:

    ♥ reread the sentence

    ♥ see if the word sounds right

    ♥ see if the word makes sense in the sentence



Last Modified on July 29, 2014