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Thursday, September 15, 2011

Crew News September 15, 2011

Reading Strategies
As children are learning to read, we want them to develop some strategies to use when they come to words that they don't know as they are reading. We don't want them to become dependent on having someone else tell them a word that they don't know. We are currently starting a unit on strategies to try when you come to an unknown word. We are learning many strategies and how to be flexible in using them. Different strategies will work in different situations and sometimes a reader must use more than one strategy to figure out a word.

An example of a very early reading strategy is to look at the picture. When reading you must hunt for clues like a detective and in early reading books, the pictures will have good clues about unknown words.

Another example of a reading strategy would be to think about what the story is about to help solve an unknown word. For example, if the story is about a birthday party you might expect to find words like: presents, gifts, wrapping paper, birthday cake, etc. Thinking about what words could be in a story and then looking at the letters in an unknown word can help a child figure those tough words.

In your email tonight is a list of strategies that we are working on in class to help us all become better word detectives. This list will help you with ways to help your child as they are reading.

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