What good readers do

When you are reading and come to a word you don't know here are some tools you can use to figure it out.


§       Use picture clues                   http://www.ehow.com/how_4442634_use-picture-cues-teach-reading.html

§       Chunking: look at parts of the
§       Rules of phonics (Ex. Short vowel vs. Long vowel)http://www.starfall.com/
§       Sight word vocabulary  http://www.starfall.com/n/matching/sight-words/load.htm                  
§       Rhyming pattern
§       Vocabulary (front loading)     http://www.funbrain.com/words.html
§       Use context clues           http://www.toonuniversity.com/flash.asp?err=191
§       Self question - “Does that sound right? Does that make sense?”
§       Predicting throughout the story - What will happen next?
 §       Skip and return - go on reading and then come back       
§      Ask  higher level questions