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

Today we’re going to work on words such as “ride” or “side." If your child wants or need more practice on the "Magic E" and the long "i" sound, start here.

Now on to today's lesson...

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

ride row slide ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to the sound and say it 3 times: ...ide



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










Read It Have your child read the passage below:

Snowball War

My pal Ray and I are having a snowball war with my sister. 


At first, my sister is winning.


She pelts us, one after the other.


I tell Ray to stay by my side and run.


We run back to the fort we made. We hide inside the fort as we work.


After we form a big stack, it's time to attack.


Ray throws one that just misses her, wide to the left. 


Now it's my turn. I throw a big one and it hits my sister smack in the chest.


Yes! This war is far from over, but for now we can yell and whoop!

------------------------------- Explain It

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

  1. What happened in the story?

  2. Where does the author go to make more snowballs?


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