Originally Posted by TulipsGirl
I'd like to come up with a list of (5?) ideas/strategies that kids can use when they don't know a word while they are reading. I'm thinking of making a poster or bookmarks so they will have these strategies handy. I would like to practice the strategies with them, but I hope that they will be able to use them independantly, eventually.
What do you think of the following? And are there others you can recommend? Do you think they should try them in a specific order?
*Look at the pictures for clues
* Get your mouth ready for the first sound.
* Skip the word and read until the end of the sentence. what would make sense there? Read the sentence again.
Hi: I have been an Early Lit. Teacher for several years, and our team uses bookmarks/posters for the kids to use. If you are interested in seeing the actual bookmark, email me: EMAIL REMOVED - Send PM to This User Instead
However, here is the strategies on the bookmark - less the graphics
1. Does it make sense?
2. Look at the vowels…
A E I O U (remember the 'magic e' rule!)
3. Does it sound right?
4. Do you know a little word/pattern inside?
5. Look at the pictures.
6. Does it pop into your head?
7. Go back and try it again.
8. Skip it… Try it again later.