How to Help If Your Child Is Stuck on a Word
Instead of saying "sound it out" each time your child stops or mispronounces a word as he/she reads, please ask questions such as:
- Did that make sense?
- Did that sound right?
- Go back and try again
- Get your mouth ready for that word and start it
- Find a part in the word you know
- Look at the picture and think about the story
- Does it look like a word you know?
If these questions do not produce the expected results, TELL your child the word and continue to enjoy the book.