Monday, September 21, 2009

Using Strategies To Read

Reading is a complex process and, because of this, no single strategy works best all of the time. In Kindergarten the boys and girls learned strategies that provide a balance between reading strategies, self-monitoring, and cross-checking behaviors. This year in first grade we have been reviewing the reading strategies and taking them a little deeper using harder text. Here is a list of some of the strategies your child should be familiar with.
1.Look at the Pictures - readers make predictions about words based on clues gained from the picture.
2.Point to the Words - young readers to be sure that they are saying the same number of words that are on the page. This is not a strategy they will as they become more proficient readers.
3.Does it Make Sense? Good readers need to make sure that what they have read is logical and sensible.
4.Get Your Mouth Ready - readers need to get their mouth ready for the beginning sound(s) when they are stuck on unknown words.
5.Reread- children reread to use knowledge of oral language and to check meaning.
6. Chunk it - readers break unknown words apart and look for parts that they do know.

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