Reading Strategies

Children reading


Are you having trouble reading a word? Use these strategies to help!

  1. Look at the pictures.
  2. Try to sound out the word.
  3. Look at the beginning letters.
  4. Look at the ending letters.
  5. Look for a smaller word inside the word.
  6. Skip the word and read to the end of the sentence.
  7. Try to guess! Does your word make sense? Does your guess look like the word?
  8. Use the words around it.
  9. Go back and re-read.
  10. Put another word in it's place.
  11. Look in the dictionary.
  12. Ask a friend or an adult.
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