Thursday, March 31, 2016

Word Attack Strategies

As a tutor with Schools of Hope, I work with first and second graders who are below grade in reading. I help them with phonics, sight words and reading. But my goals are larger than just learning to read, I want to turn my students into life long readers. That can be difficult if every session is a struggle. Melissa Taylor has reposted an article she wrote a few years ago, Word Attack Strategies Beyond Sound It Out, that I have found to be useful. The one I use the most is "chunk it". It works well with longer words or compound words. Picture clues also help a kid decode a tough word. She has also created a free printable bookmark to help both you and your child remember the strategies. Check it out!

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