Children can often figure out a word they know by looking at her pattern or chunk. For example, raccoon rhymes with moon and soon. If the child does not see this, you can say, “That word rhymes with moon and 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 would like to have discussed. Remember to always praise your child.

Word Coaching Steps For Parents

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  1. […] Pretend it is the covered word. Guess the Covered Word is an activity I use to help children use beginning letters and context to figure out words. Students become experts at this, but they often need to be coached to use it as they read. Have your child keep his/her finger on the word so that when he/she reads the sentence, he/she can quickly look back at the letters. Your child should be able to figure the word by thinking about the other words in the sentence while looking back at the beginning letters of the hard word. Leave us your comments. Your feedback is greatly appreciated. Let us know what other topics you would like to have discussed. Take a look back at looking for a rhyme. […]

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