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

Today we're working on the “-ude” sound in words like “rude” or “attitude.” Start here if your child needs a refresher on this Magic E sound. 

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

dude guy rude ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to and say the word "dude" three times: d ude

d ude


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








Read It

Have your child read the passage below.

What's With the Attitude? 


“Dude, what's with the attitude? Did you wake up on the wrong side of the bed,” my sister asks.


“Well, since you must know, I'm in a bad mood,” I reply. “It's Monday, and I have a test. We are out of milk, and my toast is cold.”


“Wow, that is a lot,” my sister concludes. “But we have more milk in the back of the fridge. I can warm up your toast. And I know you will do well on your test. Feel better now?”


The truth was, I did. I thanked my sister for cheering me up. 


Explain It

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

  1. Why is the author in a bad mood?

  2. In your own words, how does the story end?


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