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

Today we're going to start on the “-es” sound at the end of words. We're going to begin with the easiest one today, but you may want to warn your child that words don't always follow this pattern.


Now on to the lesson… 

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

boxes foxes chicken ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to and read the word "boxes" three times: box es

box es


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










Read It

Have your child read the passage below.

The Farmer and the Banker


One of them gets scratches from digging ditches.

The other wears glasses and adds up numbers.


One of them checks on his pigs and cows.

The other checks on my accounts.


One of them works in a barn.

The other fixes my math.


One of them uses axes to chop down trees.

The other helps me do my taxes.


One of them hunts down foxes.

The other hunts down pencils. 


One of them relaxes by fishing.

The other relaxes by playing golf.


Explain It

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

  1. Which one works in a barn?

  2. What do these two characters do to relax?


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