Ch 7: Word Identification & Decoding Reading Strategies

About This Chapter

Take an in-depth look at a variety of strategies that can be used to promote literacy in children and help them to make sense of even the toughest words. This chapter discusses word identification skills, decoding techniques, and more.

Word Identification & Decoding Reading Strategies - Chapter Summary

In this chapter, you'll discover a whole host of strategies that can be used to vastly improve reading skills. Examine the various stages of word recognition and broaden your understanding of how cueing systems and high frequency words can simplify the process of learning to read. By the end of the chapter, you should know how to:

  • Explain word identification and its stages
  • Integrate a range of strategies and activities to foster children's word identification skills
  • Teach decoding reading strategies and the decoding of multisyllabic words
  • Help students to understand synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms
  • Promote dictionary skills in students

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8 Lessons in Chapter 7: Word Identification & Decoding Reading Strategies
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Word Identification Skills in Young Children: Strategies & Activities

1. Word Identification Skills in Young Children: Strategies & Activities

This lesson will examine effective strategies and activities to support the development of young children's word identification skills, including sight word recognition, identifying words in context, structural analysis, and manipulating graphemes.

What is Word Recognition? - Stages & Skills

2. What is Word Recognition? - Stages & Skills

In this lesson, we'll learn the stages of word recognition that students will experience as they grow from young children who are just beginning to see the relationship between letters and sounds to fluent readers.

Familiarizing Students with High Frequency Words

3. Familiarizing Students with High Frequency Words

Watch this video lesson to learn what you as an educator can do to help students learn to read with confidence. Learn why learning the high frequency words is beneficial, if not crucial, to becoming a competent reader.

Teaching Decoding Reading Strategies

4. Teaching Decoding Reading Strategies

Learning how to decode properly is a key aspect of learning to read. This lesson introduces you to some of the fundamentals of teaching children how to decode when reading.

Teaching Decoding of Multisyllabic Words

5. Teaching Decoding of Multisyllabic Words

As children grow into more sophisticated readers, your decoding lessons will increasingly involve words with multiple syllables. This lesson gives you some strategies for helping children do this tricky work.

Cueing Systems: Graphic, Syntactic & Semantic

6. Cueing Systems: Graphic, Syntactic & Semantic

What happens when you're reading, and you come across an unfamiliar word? In this lesson, we'll explore the three major cueing systems for reading: graphic, syntactic, and semantic. We'll also discuss activities to teach each system.

How to Teach Synonyms, Antonyms & Homonyms

7. How to Teach Synonyms, Antonyms & Homonyms

Teaching students to read and write often involves teaching them about how language works in general. This lesson focuses on strategies you can use for teaching synonyms, antonyms, and homonyms.

How to Teach Dictionary Skills to Students

8. How to Teach Dictionary Skills to Students

Do you remember who taught you to use a dictionary? This lesson includes strategies you can use to help your students explore the multiple uses and versions of the very important dictionary.

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