• I am so lucky to have caught this second grader doing what a good reader does when they come to a word they don't know!  She physically got up to utilize the helping hand strategies and figured out the word all by herself!  Check out what she did.  The numbers match the picture number.


    1. Independently reading.
    2. Hmm, what's that word?
    3. I know where to look. (She checks out her helping hand)
    4. Let me try...
    5. ...nope I need more help.
    6. Does it make sense, look right and sound right?
    7. Yes!  I'm reading on.



    Helping Hand