Reading Word Recognition Integrated Processing Appropriate Grade Level: 3-8 Procedures/Steps: This strategy is designed to help students figure out unknown words while reading. The strategy encourages students to integrate phonics and content to pronounce unknown words and improve their comprehension. The strategy begins with the teacher instructing the student on using the strategy. 1) When an unknown word is found or identified, the student will use a pencil to draw a line below successive parts of the word (ex. si lent ly). The student will say each part of the word as it is underlined. 2) The students will repeat the process, saying the word parts more rapidly. Comments and/or tips: Demonstrate the process multiple times with different words. Then have the student perform the same task to ensure understanding. Accept whatever division of the word the student produces, so long as each segment contains a vowel. Record student’s performance by giving credit for acceptable approximations of the word and when the student checks the context to adjust the approximation to a real word that makes sense in the sentence. Source: Pemberton, J.B. (2003). Integrated processing: A strategy for working out unknown words. Intervention in School and Clinic, 38(4), 247-250.