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    A Helpful Guide for Reading With Your Child

     Reading Strategies To Use with Early Readers


    Strategy 1: Look at the Picture

    • Good readers depend on language patterns and pictures
    • When the child errors: ask, “What do you think it could be?” “Look at the picture.”


    Strategy 2: Does it Make Sense?

    • Good readers make sure that what they read is logical and makes sense
    • When the child errors: say, “Try that again and think what would make sense.”


    Strategy 3: Get Your Mouth Ready

    • Good readers use the beginning sound(s). Say, “Get your mouth ready” for unknown words to better predict the correct word.
    • When the child errors: ask, “Do you know a word that starts with those letters?”  
    Strategy 4: Does it Look Right?
    • Good readers check their reading by looking through the entire word from left to right and by asking “Does it look right?”
    • When the child errors: ask, “ Would ______________fit there?” “Do you think it looks like ____________?”
Last Modified on September 12, 2019