Children should know that just guessing based on pictures or just on letters will not get them very far, but the two together are a powerful team. The child who sees the word raccoon and says all the letters and then glances at the picture may indeed see a picture of a raccoon. The picture, along with saying the letters out loud, will often allow your child to decode the word. So, once your child has said all the letters aloud, cue him/her by saying something like,  “Will the picture help?” “What is that animal called?” If the child gets the word correct now, cheer! If not, proceed to step three. Did you miss put your finger on the word?

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Word Coaching Steps For Parents

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  1. […] soon!” If the child still doesn’t get it, proceed to the last step. Need a refresher on letter and picture clues? Leave us your comments. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Let us know what other topics you […]

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