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

Today we're working on the "y" sound in words like "happy." 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?

fanny funny runny ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to the word "body" and say it 3 times: body



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










Read It Have your child read the passage below:

The Baby Is Hungry


“The baby is hungry,” I say to my brother Henry.


“Go away,” Henry says. “Go tell Mom.”


“Okay,” I say, and I start to walk up the steps.


I bump into my sister Penny. “The baby is hungry!” I tell her.


“Fine, go feed her,” Penny says.


But I don't have any food to give her.


So I find Mom. “Mom, the baby is hungry,” I say.


“Thank you, Charley,” she says.


It turns out the baby isn't hungry. She went poop and needs a new pull-up.


Mom grins and says, “She's lucky she has such a nice older brother.”


Explain It

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

  1. What happened in the story?

  2. Was the baby hungry?

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