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Daily(ish) Decodable: The "gl..." blend

Today we're working on the "gl..." blend in words like "glad" and "glow."

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

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brass ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to the "gl..." sound 3 times: g l

g l


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










Read It Have your child read the passage below:

Glutton for Punishment


I don't want to gloat, but I am kind of a glutton for punishment.


That means I like to try hard things. If given a choice between the hard way or the easy way, I pick the hard one!


Rather than coasting down a hill, I prefer going uphill.


I like to read difficult words and try to spell them from memory.


I do the hardest math problems for my age.


It's not fancy or glitzy. But doing hard work makes me grin. In fact, it gives me glee. 


Explain It

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

  1. What is this story about?

  2. Based on the story, can you explain what "glutton for punishment" means?

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