Decoding Strategies Worksheets To Print:
Decoding with Beginning and End Sounds - The first part of the word is the beginning sound. The last part of the word is
the end sound. Sometimes the beginning and end sounds of words can
be very similar, and if we try to read too fast, we get the word wrong.
Paying close attention to beginning and end sounds, as well as to the
context of the sentence, can help you to make sure that you get the
Boxer Context - Fill in each blank with a word from the word box.
Skippy the Frog - As you read, use the Skippy the Frog strategy for words
you do not know. Write each word that you do not know in a lily
pad. When you finish reading, start again from the beginning. Are
you able to decode any of the words that you skipped the first time?
Lips the Fish - As you read, use the Lips the Fish strategy for words you don't know.
Write each word that you don't know in a box. Get your lips ready
and make the sound of each letter. Are you able to figure out the
New Words - Write down the words you are having trouble with. Circle the strategy you used to figure it out.
Chunky the Monkey - Copy the words from the board. Use Chunky the
Monkey strategy to break the words into chunks.
Flippy the Dolphin - Copy the words from the board. Use Flippy
the Dolphin strategy to try both long and short vowel
sounds. Which word makes sense in the sentence?
Eagle Eye - As you read, use the Eagle Eye strategy for
words you do not know. Write each word that you do not know on a
line. Then look at the picture. Does anything in the picture start with
the same beginning sound as the word that you wrote?
Picture Draws - As you read, write down the words you don't know.
Draw a picture of the decoding strategy that helps you to figure out
New Words - Work with a partner. Use decoding strategies to
pronounce each word. It is okay if you don't know
what the word means.