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Daily(ish) Decodable: "-ant" words

Today we're working on "-ant" words.

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

flower plant slant ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to and blend the word "ant" three times: an t

an t

ant

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

can't

plant

planted

grant

granted


distant

instant

elegant

hydrant


Read It

Have your child read the passage below.


It's Pet Day

 

Today is Pet Day!

 

Do you have a pet? A dog, a cat, or a fish? Are they new or old?

 

Do you pet it, play with it, or feed it? Do you have to take it on walks or pick up its poop?

 

When I was a kid, I wanted to get a mouse, but my mom said she hated mice.

 

My uncle had a turtle.

 

My aunt had an ant farm. That's funny, huh?

 

Skunks would not make for good pets.

 

But if you have a pet, give it an extra hug or a treat today. 

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Explain It

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


  1. What day is it today?

  2. According to the story, what pet did the author want when they were a kid?


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