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Daily(ish) Decodable: The "-ar" sound

Today we’re going to work on the "-ar" sound in words like “car” or “star." If your child wants or need more practice with the "-ar" sounds, start here.

Now on to today's lesson...

Rhyme It Parents, read the following words out loud. Then ask your child which one does NOT rhyme with the others?

star car truck ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to the "-ar" sound as they say it 3 times (like a pirate!):

------------------------------- Blend It Have your child read these words: car












Read It Have your child read the passage below:

The Car Won’t Start

My brothers Carl and Bart need to get to work.

I am late for class.

But the car won’t start. The key won’t turn.


Uh-oh. That’s a problem.


Besides, it’s freezing cold today, so we can’t walk.


“What can we do?” Carl asks.


“We can take the old car,” I say.


The old car is in the barn. I pull the tarp off of it. We look at it. It looks old. It smells old.


Bart sits down in front and turns the key. It starts! And we are on the way.


Explain It

Now have your child answer a couple questions about the story:

  1. What are the names of the author's brothers?

  2. How do they solve their problem?

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