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?