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Daily(ish) Decodable: Words like "guitar"

Today we're going to work on the “-ui” sound in words like "guitar."

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

quick fast sick ------------------------------- Say It Have your child read the word “quit” three times. Each time they should blend it a bit faster:  qu it

qu it

quit

------------------------------- Blend It Explain to your child that in many cases, the “ui” combination just makes an “ih” sound. Then have them read these words: quiz

quick

quilt

squish


guilt

guilty

guitar

build

building

Quidditch



Read It

Have your child read the passage below.


The House that Jack Built

 

This is the cheese

That lay in the house that Jack built

 

This is the mouse

That ate the cheese

That lay in the house that Jack built

 

This is the cat

That killed the mouse

That ate the cheese

That lay in the house that Jack built

 

This is the dog

That bugged the cat

That killed the mouse

That ate the cheese

That lay in the house that Jack built

 

This is Jack the farmer

Who petted the dog

That bugged the cat

That killed the mouse

That ate the cheese

That lay in the house that Jack built 

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Explain It

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


  1. What is going on in this story?

  2. Who do you think is the hero in this story? Is it Jack, the cat, or the mouse? Why?


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