Accuract means saying the correct words on the page. When listening to your child read, your first reaction may be to just tell them the word if they are stuck. Don’t do it! This is not helping them! Your child has several strategies to help them figure out the word. Here are a few to remind them of:
Look for the parts you know!
Letters go together to make sounds
Cover up part of the word
Skip it, read the rest of the sentence
and then go back
This is a strategy we teach in class. Students ask themselves
if the sentence made sense.
Does it look right? Does it sound right? Does it make sense?
Sound it out all the way thru!
Try the other vowel sound if the word does not makes sense.
Remember spelling patterns!
- E at the end of the word makes the vowel say its name
- The first one does the talking, the second one does the walking