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Daily(ish) Decodable: The -ell sound

Today we’re going to work on the “-ell” sound like in the words “well” or “sell." Rhyme It Parents, read the following words out loud. Then ask your child which one does NOT rhyme with the others? pull well tell ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to the sound and say it 3 times: ell ell ell ------------------------------- Blend It Have your child read these words: well yell bell tell smell


------------------------------- Read It Have your child read the passage below:


Nell Sells Shells

Nell sells shells. She looks for shells in the sand.

And then puts them in a bucket.

She wants to sell all of her shells soon.

Perhaps by noon?

If she has ten shells to sell,

and gets rid of six of them,

how many shells does she still,

need to sell? ------------------------------- Explain It Now have your child answer a couple questions about the story:

  1. Where does Nell find shells?

  2. Why do you think Nell might be in a hurry to sell her shells?

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