This chart is a visual representation of 9 strategies students can use to figure out unknown words.
There are 2 versions: color and black and white.
-Using background knowledge (schema)
-Using context clues
-Using text features
-Using word parts
-Using a substitute
-Reading on and coming back
-Creating a picture in your mind (visualizing)
-Thinking of a word it reminds you of
-Talking it out with a friend
This chart is a great resource for students to keep with them while they read independently, and to reference during close and shared reading.
If you'd like a vocabulary bundle, check out the chart and graphic organizer here: