Reading Strategies for Unknown Words

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    Here are some strategies to use when you come to a word you don't know:

    1)  Look at the first and last letter.

    2)  Break the word up into chunks.

    3)  Look for small words inside big words.

    4)  Look at the picture for clues.

    5)  Reread

    6)  Skip and rewind

    7)  Think about the sounds and patterns in the words.

    8)  Ask yourself:  "Have I seen this word before?"

    9)  Write the word down.

    10) Ask yourself:  "Does what I'm reading sound right?"

                                   "Does what I'm reading look right?"

                                   "Does what I'm reading make sense?"

    Your reading always needs to make sense.  If it doesn't, you need to go back and reread!