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Daily(ish) Decodable: The "y" sound in "cry"

Today we're working on the "y" sound in words like "cry" and "try." If your child needs more practice with this sound, start here.


Now on to the lesson…

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

by me my ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to the word "my" and say it 3 times: my



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










Read It Have your child read the passage below:

My Pet Owl


I tell my teacher that I'm going to bring in my pet owl for show and tell.


“An owl?!” she says in shock.


“Yes, my owl!” I reply.


“Does your owl fly?” she asks.


“No, it can't fly,” I reply.


“Does your owl eat mice or rabbits,” she asks.


“No, it does not eat mice or rabbits,” I reply.


“Does your owl hoot?” she asks.


“No, it does not hoot.” I reply.


“Does your owl poop?” she asks.


“No, it does not poop,” I reply.


“Is this owl a real bird?” she asks.


“It is to me,” I reply. 


Explain It

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

  1. Was the owl in the story a real owl? 

  2. If you had a show-and-tell at your class or school, what would you bring? 

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