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Daily(ish) Decodable: The -nk sound

Today we’re going to work on the “-nt” sounds like in the words “ink” or “bank."

Rhyme It Parents, read the following words out loud. Then ask your child which one does NOT rhyme with the others? dunk sank junk ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to the sound and say each one 2 times: ink ink


ank

ank ------------------------------- Blend It Have your child read these words: ink

pink

wink


bunk

dunk


bank

tank

rank


------------------------------- Read It Have your child read the passage below:


Hank Stinks


Hank is a big black dog.


He sees a skunk.

“Go away,” said the skunk.

The skunk began to lift his butt…


Hank took the hint and got away fast, but now he smells.


Hank needed help, so he went to the pond to see his pal, Frog.

And Frog told him to sink in the mud to get the stink off.

Hank sank in the mud, and then swam to the bank.


But now Hank is a mess.

He gets in a funk.

He has to go back to his gang...

and admit he needs a bath.

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

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

  1. What happens to Hank?

  2. Why is Hank sad at the end?

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