What is the “Does it sound right?” Reading Prompt?

Does it sound right?  This is another very important reading strategy that piggy-backs on a child’s knowledge of oral language – of how language works.


For example, when a child is reading a sentence and comes to a word he or she doesn’t know, the brain is searching for suitable possibilities.  We ask not only what word would make sense here, as discussed in my previous post, but also what word would fit here? What word would sound right?


Let’s look at how this works.

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