Sammy reminds us to ssssound out the beginning, middle and ending ssssounds.
Chunky reminds us to look for word families (-at, -et, -it) and hunks and chunks (and, no) inside the bigger word.
Skip-It tells us it's ok to skip a word after we have tried everything else. Just remember to come back and figure it out!
Risky says, "Take a risk as a last resort." Make a guess.
Monty says to ALWAYS monitor your reading! Does it make sense? Does it sound right?