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

Today we’re going to work on the “-ft” sound in words like “gift” or “soft."

Rhyme It Parents, read the following words out loud. Then ask your child which one does NOT rhyme with the others? gift present shift ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to each sound and say it 2 times: ift



aft ------------------------------- Blend It Have your child read these words: gift






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

The Perfect Gift

My mom got me a gift.

I act fast.

I lift up the box.

I heft it in my hands to feel how big it is.

It’s bigger than my left hand.

I rip off the paper and see a new soccer ball.


I beg my brother and sister to kick with me.

They say yes. We go to the soft green grass.

After kicking the ball a bit, we go back in.

I tell my mom thanks.

She nods and tells me that she had a hunch a soccer ball was the perfect gift for me. ------------------------------- Explain It

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

  1. What was in the box?

  2. Who does the main character play with in the story?


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