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Daily(ish) Decodable: The word "said"

Today we're going to work on the word "said." It's a very common word, but it doesn't follow the normal spelling patterns.

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

head said talk ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to and say the word "said" three times (it should rhyme with "bed"): said



------------------------------- Blend It Have your child read these words out loud:

He said.

She said.

Having said that

So it is said

Like I said

It has to be said.

The less said the better.

Read It

Have your child read the passage below out loud:

The Missing Rock


Yasmin, the fox, slept next to a red rock.


One day, her red rock was missing. So, Yasmin set out to get it.


She met a chicken on the road. “Did you see my rock?” said Yasmin.


“No, but ask the bat,” said the chicken.


Yasmin went to the bat, who was in his cave. “I do not have your rock, but I have a tip,” said the bat. “Go ask the skunk. He has a stash of things.”


Yasmin went to the skunk. “Mister Skunk, do you have my rock?" said Yasmin.


“Oh, is this yours?' said the skunk.


“Yes!” said Yasmin.


The skunk gave Yasmin her red rock back, and she took it happily home to her den.

Today's story was adapted with permission from Use LitLab to create your own customized decodable stories. -------------------------------

Explain It

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

  1. What happened in the story?

  2. Can you think of three words that rhyme with "said?"


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