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

Today we’re going to work on the “sn-” sound in words like “snake” or “snow."

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

snake cake snack ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to the sound and say it 3 times: s n

s n


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









Read It Have your child read the passage below:

I Hate Snakes

We go on a walk the day after Thanksgiving.

As we are trekking along, I see a snake slither along the path.

“Snake!” I yell, as I turn and run away. My pants snag on a twig, and I trip and fall in the mud.

My brother snickers at me. “That wasn’t a snake. It was just a stick,” he says.

But I did not make a mistake. I show him the spot.

There it is lurking in the grass. It is just a small green snake, but I still hate seeing them! ------------------------------- Explain It

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

  1. What happened when the author saw the snake?

  2. Can you describe the snake that the author saw?

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