Tips For Reading Difficult Words


Stuck on a word when reading? Here are a few tips we use in the classroom to help you read on. Always remember: Never let the word win! Read on!

Eagle Eye - Look at the pictures!
  • Look at the pictures for clues.
Lips the Fish - Get your lips ready!
  • Say the first few sounds on the new word.
  • Read to the end of the sentence and say it again.
Stretchy Snake - Stretch it out!
  • Stretch the word out slowly.
  • Put the sounds together.
Chunky Monkey - Chunk the word!
  • Look for a chunk that you know (-at, -an)
  • Look for a word part (-ing, -er)
Skippy Frog - Skip It, Skip It!
  • Skip the word.
  • Read to the end of the sentence.
  • Hop back and READ IT, READ IT!
Tryin' Lion - Try it Again!
  • Try to reread the sentence.
  • Try a word that makes sense.
Helpful Kangaroo - Ask for help!
  • Ask for help (After you have tried all of the other strategies).