Word Attack Skills


You can figure out words better by using these word attack skills.


Phonics
Sound it Out by trying to pronounce the sounds of the letters in the word.

antidisestablishmentarianism

hyperbilirubenemia


Using the Context
Guess a word by how it's used in the sentence or paragraph.

Barking, the __________ chased Mr.Doyle up the tree.

The friendly drelb morgled the plinty moog

Jay Leno owns 14 Porsches, 9 Lambourginis, 5 Delorians, and a very rare Doylemobile


Greek and Latin Roots
Guess the word's meaning and pronunciation by looking for the little root words in the big word.

astro / naut



Using a Reference
Look it up using a dictionary


Examples