When You Canít Read All The Words In A Sentence

 

!†††††† Scan the whole sentence.

!†††††† Look for words you already know; especially short words.

!†††††† Know that the sentence will have to make sense.

!†††††† Know that all the words will sound familiar;

you probably have heard them before.

!†††††† Know that all the words will sound familiar;

even if you donít know their meanings.

!†††††† Use the first letter as a major clue.

!†††††† Use the word endings as another major clue; -s†† -ed†† -ly†† -ing

!†††††† Look at parts of longer words for familiar words or sounds.

!†††††† Sound out words you donít know; using each letter or letter combinations.

!†††††† Use the context of the sentence to guess words.

!†††††† Use the context of the topic to guess meanings.

!†††††† Use pictures as clues if there are any.