(gentle music) – [Narrator] Giving your kids time to figure out a word that might be stopping them is important. When kids use different strategies to work through this it makes them more independent readers.
But, there are things you can do to help if they get frustrated. If your kid gets stuck on a big word when they’re reading it’s helpful for parents to talk them through using some strategies. – Most evergreens have needles that are thin and scale like.
B– b– – [Narrator] Have them spell it out loud. – Okay, try to put your finger over a little bit of word. – [Narrator] Ask your kid are there parts or chunks of the word you can read? – B – B – [Narrator] You can have them separate the word into parts, then cover up part of the word and try to read the part they see.
– Cause. – [Mother] Say that. – Because. – [Mother] Very good. – [Narrator] Parents can also encourage their kids to go back and reread the whole sentence and think what word would fit here? Sometimes with new vocabulary that is tricky, it’s helpful for students to look and see if there is a picture that offers clues.
As parents, we want our kids to have some ways they can attack a tricky or confusing word. It’s important to note that if a reader misreads a word. Let’s say they say free for the word tree. This can affect their comprehension.
Let them finish reading the sentence. Then ask if it made sense. Then have them reread it so they can correct their own mistake. (gentle music)