18 Strategies to Help Students Who Do Not Possess Word Attack Skills
Are you looking for strategies to help students who do not possess word attack skills? If so, keep reading.
1. Develop a list of words and phrases from the learner’s reading content that they do not recognize. Get the learner to practice using phonics skills, context clues, image clues, etc., to decode these words.
2. Get the learner to find words and phrases that they do not recognize. Make these words the learner’s word list to be learned.
4. Praise the learner every time they attempt to sound out a word. As the learner shows success, slowly increase the number of attempts required for reinforcement.
7. Make sure the learner develops an understanding of listening to word sounds (For instance, say, “Listen to the following words, each of them starts with a /bl/ sound: blue, black, block, blast.”).
8. Make sure the learner develops an understanding of seeing letter combinations that make the sounds (e.g., have the learner circle all the words in a reading passage that begins with the /bl/ blend).
9. Give practice with reading /pl/ words, /pr/ words, etc., by presenting a high interest paragraph or story that contains these words.
11. Urge the learner to try several sounds to arrive at the correct answer (e.g., delete letters from a word that is used in context and provide a few choices that are to be filled in).
12. Compose paragraphs and short stories requiring word attack skills the learner is presently learning. The passages must be of high interest to the learner using their name, family members, friends, pets, and exciting experiences.
13. Get the learner to dictate stories that are then put in print for them to read. Make the learner place emphasis on word attack skills.
14. Get the learner to read high interest signs, advertisements, notices, etc., from newspapers, magazines, movie promotions, etc., placing emphasis on word attack skills.
16. Consider using AI to teach reading comprehension.
17. Consider using Alexa to teach reading skills.
18. Try using one of our many apps designed to teach literacy skills and help students with reading issues: