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

Today we’re going to work on the “-lk” sound in words like “milk” or “silk."

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

ulk


ilk

ilk

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

silk


hulk

bulk


These are a little bit tricky, but now see if they can blend these:


talk

walk

chalk


Read It Have your child read the passage below:


The Zoo

At the zoo today, I do not have fun.

We walk by the musk oxen. They let off a bad stink.

We talk to the three chimps. But they are resting and will not talk back to us.

I bump my leg and then begin to limp. My brother tells me I am a wimp.

We walk to see the fish swim in the tank. But we can’t. It's shut.

Then Mom says it’s all over. I sulk. And beg. And ask to come back another day. ------------------------------- Explain It

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

  1. What animals do they see at the zoo?

  2. Did the author have fun at the zoo? What makes you say that?

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