5 BIG Ideas for Reading Success
  1. Phonics:  teaching how to connect the sounds of spoken English with letters or groups of letters.
  2. Phonemic Awareness:  listeners are able to hear, identify and manipulate phonemes, the smallest units of sound.
  3. Vocabulary: is the set of words students are familiar with in a language
  4. Comprehension: the understanding of a passage of text  
  5. Fluency:  smoothness or flow with which sounds, syllables, words and phrases are joined together 
Reading Strategies 
 
What do I do when I come to a word I don't know?

Coach your child...


  • Does this word make sense? 
  • Chunk the word.  Example: the word is content, I see "tent" in the word.
  • Sound it out.
  • Look at the picture. Is there a clue?
  • Skip the word and read to the end of the sentence. Can you figure it out then?
  • Reread the sentence before it and see if you can figure it out.
  • Cover up the front part of the word or the last part. Can you see a part you know?