Word Level Strategies
Stop and use one of the following strategies to help read a word you don't know. For example: thoughtfulness
1. Look at the beginning sound-th
2. Stretch the word out- thought-ful-ness
3. Look at the ending sound- s
4. Chunk the word-thoughtful
5. Look for little words in the big word-thought
6. Try the word you think fits, then ask yourself, "does the word make sense in the sentence when you reread it".