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

Today we’re going to work on words like “line” or “wine." 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?

pine nine ten ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to the sound and say it 3 times: ...ine

...ine

...ine

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

dine

wine

pine

fine

shine

swine

whine

combine

define



Read It Have your child read the passage below:

A Fine Shine

Jane went for a walk in the muddy lane, and now her boots are filthy.


She needs them for an event at church, so she will have to give them a shine.


She washes them with warm water.

Next, she gets a scrap of cloth and a jar of wax polish.

She dips the cloth into the jar and then rubs it all over the left boot.

Then she does the same with the other one.


She keeps going until both boots look smooth and glossy.


Now her boots have a fine shine! ------------------------------- Explain It

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

  1. What does the word "filthy" mean?

  2. Can you describe how Jane shines her boots?

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