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Reading Support

Here are some reading strategies to use at home when a child is stuck on a word as a prompt.

Sharp Eye

Look at the pictures

Tommy Tracker

Point to each word

Mouse the Mouth

Say the first sound

Sound talk it

Say each sound

Slide the sounds

Blend the sounds together

Flippy Dolphin

Flip the vowel from short to long

Chunky Monkey

Look for chunks

Try on the Fly

Try a word that makes sense

Hop, skip and a jump

Read to the end and come back