Tips for Teaching: Word Recognition

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Learning to read can be exhilarating for some pupils, but for others, it's difficult to get past the frustration of not knowing how to read a particular word. A tutoring resource provides several ways to guide class members into successful reading habits, including recognizing syllable patterns, looking for word chunks, and using prior knowledge to decipher a problematic word.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Send the resource home for parents to practice with their children
  • Use the strategies in a resource reading class 
  • Have sixth graders use the tips to help younger readers during a tutoring session
Classroom Considerations

  • Several methods are scripted and may need to be adapted according to your class's needs
Pros

  • Strategies are helpful for learners with learning disorders as well as beginning mainstream readers
  • Focuses on decoding skills as well as pattern recognition
Cons

  • Doesn't provide independent practice activities to reinforce the concepts