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What Are Word Attack Skills?

Defining Word Attack Skills

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Word attack skills: Skills needed to be able to make sense of an unknown word in the context of reading. Word attack skills rely on the ability to recognize the sounds that make up words and to put those sounds together (phonemic awareness). More advanced word attack skills involve using context, prefixes or suffixes or a dictionary to determine what a word means.


Also Known As: decoding skills

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