When your young reader makes a mistake:
1. If the mistake still makes sense, don’t worry about it. For example, if your child says, “house” and the word was “home,” just let them continue reading.
2. If the mistake doesn’t make sense, don’t immediately correct them. Wait to see if they notice that it doesn’t make sense. They might try to go back and fix it without you saying anything.
If your child doesn’t correct the error, you can say…
3. “Can you try that again?”
4. “Did that make sense?”
5. “Did what you read look right and sound right?”
If they still can’t get it…
6. Tell them the word.
Angie can be found writing about faith, family, and household management topics at Many Little Blessings.
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