Knowing When to Jump in and Help Students with Decoding
When students struggle to read a word, you don’t always want to jump in and immediately tell it to them. Give them a chance to practice their decoding strategies. Encourage them to work through the following steps:
Sight Read It
Give them a few seconds to recall the word by sight.
Sound it Out
If they can’t recall the word, encourage them to apply whatever phonics strategies they have (looking at first sound, looking for a word pattern, etc.).