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

Today we’re going to work on the “sl-” sound in words like “slam” or “slow."

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

slam dunk ham ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to the sound and say it 3 times: s l

s l


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









Read It Have your child read the passage below:

I Am in a Slump

It’s Monday, and I am in a slump.

This weekend was fun. We went for a long walk. I got to play with my pals Fran and Fred.

But today is not going well. I slid in the mud, and now my socks feel like slush and my pants are slick. I look like a slob.

I slink into the back of class.

But things begin to get better. In math, I get 100 on my test. I smash my spelling quiz.

And by the end of the day, I am rid of my slump. ------------------------------- Explain It

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

  1. What caused the author to get into a slump?

  2. Did the author get out of their slump? If so, how?


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