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

Today we’re going to work on the “-st” sound in words like “last” or “west."

Rhyme It Parents, read the following words out loud. Then ask your child which one does NOT rhyme with the others? vest well zest ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to each sound and say it 2 times: ist

ist


est

est ------------------------------- Blend It Have your child read these words: list

mist

twist

cast

past

blast


best

rest

biggest


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


My Sister Is a Pest

My sister is a pest.

I jot down a list of all the ways she pesters me:

1. She pinches.

2. She yells.

3. She sings too much.

4. She chatters non-stop.

And yesterday, she put pink stickers on my lunch box.

When I go to tell on her, she runs away fast.

Is it all a test?

I can't say, but she won’t give it a rest.

My sister is just such a pest. ------------------------------- Explain It

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

  1. What makes the sister a pest?

  2. What other words could you use to describe the sister?

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