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Daily(ish) Decodable: Words like "high" and "light"

Today we're going to work on the "-igh" sound in words like “high” and “light.”

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

kite fly fight ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to and blend the word "high" three times (it should sound the same as "hi"): h igh

h igh


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










Read It

Have your child read the passage below.

Lightning Bugs!


Have you ever seen a lightning bug? (Or you might call them fireflies.)


On warm summer nights, I like to go looking for them.


If it's a nice night, they might come out. Right as the sun begins to set, little flashes of light will start to brighten up the sky. 


Fireflies do not fly very high. They stay near the ground. And for most fireflies, only the males (boys) can fly.


But did you know that fireflies are not flies at all! They are really a kind of flying beetle.


They use their “lights” to talk to each other. But it can be a pretty sight to see!  


Explain It

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

  1. What is another word for "lightning bug?"

  2. Do lightning bugs fly really high?


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