The above is a "skill card" sent home as part of the "reading bag program." I'm supposed to practice these with Younger Daughter every night as her "home reading coach."
The scan is a bit hard to read: here's what it says:
Stop if something doesn't look right, sound right, or make sense.
Look at the picture.
Say the first letter sound.
Reread: Go back and try again.
Blend: Say the first two letters.
Cover part of the word.
Chunk: Look for parts you know.
Say "blank", read on, and come back.
Think of a word that looks the same and rhymes.
Try a different sound for the vowel.
Once again, what's the one strategy that's not mentioned? Why, sounding out the word letter by letter, the one strategy we're trying to teach Younger Daughter.
Trying a different sound for the vowel is not a bad idea, but it should be at the top of the list. And "Look at the picture" shouldn't be on the list at all. That's how I got a kid who would look at the word "Chester" and say "chicken", because there was one in the illustration.