Reading Strategies

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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

  • 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