• Decoding Strategies
     
    Remind 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.