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Reading Strategies


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What to do when you get stuck on a word.

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Reading Strategies

  1. 1. January 24, 2010 Reading Strategies What to do when you get stuck on a word
  2. 2. January 24, 2010 Look at the Pictures! Look at the pictures for clues to help figure out the word.
  3. 3. January 24, 2010 “S-t-r-e-t-c-h” it out! Stretch the word out slowly. Put the sounds together to figure out the word.
  4. 4. January 24, 2010 Get Your Lips Ready! Say the first few sounds of the word out loud. Read to the end of the sentence and say the sounds again.
  5. 5. January 24, 2010 Chunk the Word! Look for a “chunk” that you know (-ing, -and, -art, -old, etc.). Look for a word part (be-, -er, etc.) st --ing sting
  6. 6. January 24, 2010 Skip It, Skip It! Skip the word. Read to the end of the sentence. “Hop back” and read it.
  7. 7. January 24, 2010 Try It Again! Try to reread the sentence. Try a word that makes sense.
  8. 8. January 24, 2010 Ask For Help! After you have tried all of the other strategies, ask for help.