Decoding StrategiesRemind your child to use these strategies to help figure out unknown words.
Look at the Pictures: Look for clues to help you figure out the word.
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.
Stretch It Out: Stretch the word out slowly. Put the sounds together to figure out the word.
Skip It: Skip the word and read to the end of the sentence. Go back and reread with the word.Try It Again: Try to reread the sentence. Try a word that makes sense.Ask For Help: After you have tried all the other strategies, ask for help.