What is the strategy?
The student will look at a word they have trouble reading and learn how to hop to the next one.
Why is it important?
Once you teach this to students, you can help prevent your students from getting frustrated as they read anything by themselves, they will just hop it and come back to it and use other strategies to figure it out.
How to teach it?
Show your students Bunny hop. Tell them that bunnies love to hop, even in reading. If bunny encounters a word that it can’t read, it skips over it and reads the rest of the sentence first. Teach them this by showing them a sentence and going over each word with your students. If anyone finds a word hard, you will then show them that they can hop it for now and get back to it. Then, use any other reading strategies to identify the word.