• Here are some reading strategies your child may be working on this year.
    • Use prior knowledge to connect to text
    • Abundant and easy reading
    • Voracious reading
    • Voracious reading
    • Make and adjust predictions, use text to confirm
    • Look carefully at the letters and words
    • Read appropriate-level books that are a "good fit"
    • Tune in to interesting words
    • Infer and support with evidence
    • Cross-checking...Do the pictures or words look right? Do they sound right? Do they make sense?
    • Reread the text
    • Use prior knowledge and context to predict and confirm reading
    • Make a mental picture or image
    • Flip the sound
    • Practice common sight words and high-frequency words
    • Use pictures, illustrations, and diagrams
    • Monitor and fix up
    • Use the pictures...Do the words and pictures match?
    • Adjust and apply different reading rates to match the text
    • Use parts of words to determine the meaning of words (prefixes and suffixes)
    • Check for Understanding
    • Use beginning and ending sounds
    • Use punctuation to enhance reading (end marks, commas, etc.)
    • Ask someone to define the word for you
    • Back up and Reread
    • Blend sounds; stretch and reread
    • Read the text as the author would say it, conveying the meaning or feeling
    • Use dictionaries, thesauruses, and glossaries as tools
    • Ask questions throughout the reading process
    • Chunk letters and sounds together
    • Use text features (titles, headings, captions, graphic features)
    • Skip the word, then come back
    • Summarize text; include sequence of main events
    • Trade a word/guess a word that makes sense
    • Use main idea and supporting details to determine importance
    • Recognize words at sight
    • Determine and analyze author's purpose and support with text

    • Recognize literacy elements (genre, plot, character, setting, problem/resolution, theme
    • Recognize and explain cause-and-effect relationships
    • Compare and contrast within and between text