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

Today we’re going to work on the “-ake” sound in words like “make” or “cake." If your child needs a refresher on how the "Magic E" works at the end of words, I'd recommend starting 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?

gas brake flake ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to the sound and say it 3 times: ...ake

...ake

...ake

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

make

take

fake

flake

rake

brake

quake


pancake

cupcake



Read It Have your child read the passage below:


Jake Wants Cake

My brother Jake wants cake.

A big, sweet cake. With extra frosting.

But we don’t have any, so we will have to make it.


We can’t make it from scratch.

But we have a mix from a box.

It’s not as good, but it’s much faster.


We shake the mix into a bowl.

Then we add eggs and water.

Jake takes a spoon and mixes it all together.

Then we put it into a pan and bake it.


And, after it bakes, Jake has his cake! ------------------------------- Explain It

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

  1. What kind of cake does Jake want?

  2. How did they end up making a cake? What ingredients did they need?

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