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

Today is a little bit of a hodepodge. We’re going to work on the “-ense” sound in words like “sense” or “dense" and then read a short thematic text about Veterans Day.

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

sense dents hands ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to each sound and say it 2 times (they should sound very similar):





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







Read It Have your child read the passage below:

Thank a Veteran

It is Veterans Day. A veteran is a man or woman who defended and protected the USA.

Do you know any veterans? Maybe your mom or dad, or your grandpa?

My grandfather was a veteran. He was sent to France in 1944. He got shot in the leg, but he was okay. He got to come back.

Today is the day we honor veterans. We give them our thanks. ------------------------------- Explain It

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

  1. What is a veteran?

  2. What does it mean to "honor" veterans? What does the word "honor" mean?


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