Putting It Simply

Cue – Something in the text or pictures which gives a child a clue to what a word might be.

Grapho-phonic – cues: The relationship between sound and symbol in a word.

Could it be that? If the first letter is ….. ?

N.B In psycholinguistic terms this one is the least useful strategy to encourage in the process of ‘informed guessing’.

Informed guessing – When a child makes a guess after using a combination of differing strategies and cues.

Semantic cues – Using information already available to predict what a word might be.

Would that make sense in the story?

Syntactic cues – Using what we ‘naturally’ know about grammar to check the meaning of a word in a sentence.

Do we actually say it like that? Does that sound right to you?

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