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Daily(ish) Decodable: The "gh-" sound in "ghost"

The Daily(ish) Decodable program uses a standard format to work through one sound per day. There are simple instructions for you, the parent or caregiver, and any words in big bold letters are meant for your child to read out loud. 


If you want to review any prior lessons, those are all freely available here


Today we're going to work on the silent h in words like “ghost." 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?

most ghost goblin ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to and blend the word "ghost" three times (explain that the "h" is silent and it rhymes with "most"): ghost



------------------------------- Blend It Have your child read these words out loud:





Read It

Have your child read the passage below out loud:

The Ghost in the Forest


Pete the elephant was swinging his trunk in the dark forest when he suddenly froze and felt numb.


“Hello? Who's there?” Pete said.


“It's me, a ghost,” said a shadow.


Pete gulped. “I am Pete the elephant. I am looking for my pal Knox,” he said.


The shadow came closer…


It was Knox in a white towel! “Pete! It's me!” Knox yelled.


Pete grinned. “You tricked me!”


Knox smiled back. “I was just resting here and decided to have some fun,” he said.


Pete shook his head and said, “Well, no more ghost tricks! Next time, let's meet at my place.” 

Today's story was adapted with permission from Use LitLab to create your own customized decodable stories. -------------------------------

Explain It

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

  1. What kind of animal is Pete?

  2. Without looking back, can you spell the word "ghost?"


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