What Can You Say Besides Sound it Out
What Can You Say Besides
SOUND IT OUT?
To help children monitor their reading:
- wait time
- try that again
- are you right?
To help children use meaning:
- look at the pictures to help yourself
- does that make sense?
- think about what would make sense
To help children use language structure:
- does that sound right?
- does that fit?
- can we say it that way?
To help children cross check (use 2 or 3 sources of information):
- check to see if what you said makes sense and looks right
- check to see if what you said sounds right and looks right
- ________ makes sense, but does it look right?
To help children use visual information:
- read all the words up to the tricky word and start it
- say more of the word
- do you see a part/chunk you know?
- does that look right to you?
- look at how the word begins
- do you know another word that starts that way? Ends that way?
- if that was ________, what letter would you expect to see at the beginning?
- do you know a word that looks/sounds like that?
To foster independence:
- what can you do to help yourself?
- what can you try?
- are you right? how do you know?
- I like the way you tried to help yourself
- I like the way you worked out the hard part
- find the tricky part
- what did you notice?
- good readers keep trying
- check it