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    Decoding Strategies

    Decoding involves figuring out what a word says using knowledge about phonics and context.  Here is one basic strategy.

    Chunk and Blend

    • Is it a compound word?  If yes, break it apart.

    • Chop off the endings

    • Look for little words within the big word.

    • Sound out the chunks (Left to Right)

    • Listen for a real word as you sound it out

    • Does it make sense in the sentence? If not, rechunk.