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Old 08-05-2007, 05:16 PM
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Stuck on a word?

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.

Your thoughts?
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:19 PM
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I use a five finger handprint. I make handprints and on each of the fingers there is a strategy. I also have seen this done with a star. At the beginning of the year we use pictures to remind them of the strategy (example: get your mouth ready for the first sound, put a picture of a mouth) I also use find small chunks in the word. I will try and find an example and post it.
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:41 PM
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I use a five finger handprint. I make handprints and on each of the fingers there is a strategy. I also have seen this done with a star. At the beginning of the year we use pictures to remind them of the strategy (example: get your mouth ready for the first sound, put a picture of a mouth) I also use find small chunks in the word. I will try and find an example and post it.
If you find an example to post, that would be great. Thank you!
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Old 08-05-2007, 09:56 PM
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Phonics Decoding Strategies:

When you come to a word
you don’t know –

1. Look carefully at the word.
2. Look for word parts you know and think
about the sounds for the letters.
• First, look for word parts that include
prefixes and suffixes, and base words,
• Then, divide the base word into syllables,
• Sound out and blend the syllables to say the
base word.
3. Blend the sounds to read the word.
4. Ask yourself: Is it a word I know?
Does it make sense in what I am reading?
5. If not, ask yourself: What else can I try?

These strategies are from the Houghton-Mifflin TE. I have a poster of it on the wall and also I made little 4x6 copies, copied them on colored paper, laminated them & put them on every student's desk. Hope that helps.
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Old 08-05-2007, 10:03 PM
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What about:
*Find a little word inside a big word
*Say the beginning sound
*Say the ending sound
*Chunk the word into parts
*Does it look like a word I know?
*Look through the whole word
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Old 08-06-2007, 04:40 PM
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I found this cute poem on canteach.ca

Reading Strategies Song

(to the tune of "I'm a Little Tea Pot)

Look at the pictures, still no clue?
Read it again all the way through.
When you get to the place where you are stuck,
Get your mouth ready and the word pops up!

(AND NOW... let's check it)

Think about the word you're trying to say.
Does it make good sense? Does it sound okay?
Do all the letters look right to you?
These are the things good readers do!

(STILL CAN'T GET IT?)

Read it again all the way through.
When you come to the tricky part, don't get blue.
Get your mouth ready but go on by.
Read to the end then give it a try.

(AND NOW...let's check it again)

Think about the word you're trying to say
Does it make good sense? Does it sound okay?
Do all the letters look right to you?
These are the things good readers do!
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:44 PM
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Here's my Reading Strategy Bookmark

Quote:
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.

Your thoughts?
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.
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Old 08-06-2007, 08:56 PM
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That is a good idea to put it on a bookmark.
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Old 08-06-2007, 09:18 PM
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We use something similar to this:



I don't think those are the exact phrases on ours. I'll look around and see if I have a copy of one of ours here at home.
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Old 08-15-2007, 04:25 PM
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Thank you!!

Thank you all for your fantastic ideas, and suggestions, they are all so very helpful!

If any of you are looking for additional ideas, another thread suggested this sight, too. Very cute

http://aschilb.emsd37.org/reading/ReadingSTR.htm

They have bothe decoding and comprehension strategies using beanie babies.
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