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

Today we’re going to work on more "-ar" words like “car” or “star." Start here if your child wants or need more practice.


Note also that today's "Read It" section is part I of a nursery rhyme. We'll come back and do part II tomorrow.

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?

shark sheep park ------------------------------- 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:


A was an archer, who shot at a frog

B was a butcher, and had a big dog

C was a catcher, he was a big star

D was a dog, and ran after a car

E was an egg, soft with a shell

F was a farmer, who had a bad smell  

G was a gardener, who had good luck

H was a hunter and hunted a buck

I was an ill man, sick in his bed,

J was a jack, all in red,

K was a king, who had all the land

L was a lady, she had a soft hand

M was a medic, who was a good doc

N was a nanny, who watches the clock


{end of part 1}


Explain It

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

  1. D was for dog. What did the dog do in the poem?

  2. J was the jack. What color was he wearing?


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