Reading Strategies

Reading strategies are the tools a reader uses to help decipher difficult words. Good readers have lots of tools and are able to use more than one tool at once. Below are the reading strategies we teach in the Eagle Reading program. Be sure to help your child use these strategies when you read with him or her at home.

Check the picture.

Skip the word and go on to the end of the sentence. (Then go back to try to solve it!)

Go back to the beginning of the sentence or section and "get a running start" on the word.

Does what you read make sense?

Look for chunks you know in the word. (Chunks are groups of letters)

Think about what's happening in the story.

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