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

Today we're going to work on "-ound" words like "sound" and "found."

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

grass hound ground ------------------------------- Say It Have your child read the sound and say it three times. ou nd

ou nd


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










Read It

Have your child read the passage below.

The Round Mound of Rebound


A “rebound” is a term in basketball for when someone shoots and misses. After the miss, the person who grabs the ball gets the rebound.


One person who was really good at rebounding was a man called Charles Barkley.


He played basketball at Auburn University, and then he was bound for the pros. There, he made the All-Star team eleven times. One year, he collected more rebounds than any other player. 


Now he gets paid to talk about basketball on TV.


He has perhaps the best nickname in all of sports: The Mound Round of Rebound.  


Explain It

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

  1. In your own words, what is a rebound?

  2. Was Charles Barkley good at basketball? How do you know from the story?


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