Reading Strategies To Use At Home

  • Take a picture walk
  • Make predictions
  • Make Connections with the story
  • Look at the Pictures for clues
  • Point to the Words
  • S-T-R-E-T-C-H the word to get the sounds (m-o-m, c-a-t, d-a-d)
  • Get your Mouth Ready by making the initial sound
  • Does it make sense?
  • Chunk words into phrases
  • Skip it and read on then return later
  • Try it Again
  • Look for the smaller words in the word
  • Look for Word Families (-at, -an, -op, -et)
  • Monitoring and Self Correcting while reading
  • Look through the words for Blends (tr, st, th) and Endings (ing, s, ed)