Did you know “Sounding Out” is not as effective as “Chunking” a word? Chunking is when you break a word into parts rather than single sounds. For example “sh-o-p”.
Did you know we NEVER cover pictures when teaching reading? The pictures help a student figure out what is happening in the story. A good mantra for a beginning reader is “Turn the page. Look at the picture. Think about the story. THEN start reading”.