Back to: Module: Helping Students Read
The Introductory Challenge asked you to think about how to help Lucie decode a challenging new word: echolocation. Applying what you know about structural analysis, follow the steps below.
Step 1: Try to decode echolocation using phonetic clues. Then, try decoding it using structural analysis.
Step 2: Earlier in the unit, we modeled how to decode the word unreachable. Write a similar explanation for how to decode echolocation that you could use with Lucie.
Step 3: If you’re completing this module with others in a small group, discuss your work with members of the group. If you’re working alone, think about your explanation. Is it missing anything? Does it talk about how to break the word down into its component parts? Does it mention compound words?