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

Today we’re going to work on the “pr-” sound in words like “press” or “print."

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

press chess checkers ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to the sound and say it 3 times: p r

p r

pr

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

prep

pram

press

prick

prank

print

printer



Read It Have your child read the passage below:


Prim and Proper

My sister is prim and proper.

I am not.

She brushes her teeth.

She crosses her legs.

She keeps her dress crisp all day long.

When she has dinner, she folds her napkin in her lap.

She says, “thank you.”

I do not remember to brush my teeth.

I sulk when I’m mad.

My manners are bad.

My brother says I stink.

My dad says I drag my feet when I walk.

But that’s okay.

My sister can be prim and proper, but I prefer not to be. ------------------------------- Explain It

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

  1. Can you explain what "prim and proper" means?

  2. What are some examples of bad manners?

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