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

Today we’re going to work on the “cr-” sound in words like “crab” or “crunch."

Rhyme It Parents, read the following words out loud. Then ask your child which one does NOT rhyme with the others? crank Frank flick ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to the sound and say it 3 times: c r

c r

cr

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

crib

crop

crust

crack

crash

crunch



Read It Have your child read the passage below:


The Crab Was Cross

Walt is a crab. He was in a bad mood. He was feeling cross.

As he crept along the sand, he got a small crack in his shell. When he went to fetch help, he got lost.

Walt wanted to sulk on his own. But just then, he got a sudden jolt.

His pal Mitch (a lobster) can help. Walt needed a pal to talk to.

After Walt and Mitch went on a long walk, Walt felt better.

And he didn’t feel cross any longer. ------------------------------- Explain It

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

  1. Why was Walt in a bad mood?

  2. What type of animal was Mitch? How did he cheer up Walt?

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