(One of the Best Tips in this Blog!)
Quick Reading and Spelling TipsWhen a child mispronounces a short word or doesn't even attempt to read it, we are inclined to tell that child to "Sound it out." The child then dutifully starts at the beginning of the word and will say ca -aa- kaa - eee? The problem is usually the vowel sounds. So here is one of the best hints I have found for poor readers.
Sound it out from the vowel!
- spit is read: it, pit, spit
- split is read: it, lit, plit, split (Reading it this way helps a child who might have difficulty with blending the consonants spl at the beginning of this word)
- spite is read: ite, pite, spite