The purpose of guided reading is to move students forward in their reading abilities. To accomplish that, teachers must provide support to students while they are reading. When students misread a word, our current guided reading supports include the following statement, “Does that word sound right?” or just supplying the student with the correct word pronunciation.
Imagine actually supplying students with a strategy to read longer words. Providing students with a go to strategy to break longer words into syllables helps students break words into chunks, so that they can decode longer words on their own.
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