As adults, when we encounter an unknown word in text, we generally use the visual information to quickly sound out the word in our heads and connect it to the context of the passage. For our children, we often default to saying “sound it out” because that is what works for us. The sounding out strategy works for some emergent readers, but for many it does not. Download this 2 page parents letter for some suggested prompts and other strategies that parents can employ when they are reading with their child. Get MoreHoneyPleasers in your classroom today!