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Daily(ish) Decodable: Words like "horse"

Today we're going to work on words like “horse" and “purse.”

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

doctor nurse curse ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to and blend the word "purse" three times (sort of like the sound a cat makes when it is happy): p urse

p urse

purse

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

curse

cursed


verse

universe

horse

horseback

seahorse

racehorse

horseflies



Read It

Have your child read the passage below.


Hay

 

Without getting some hay to eat, the horse will not run.

 

Without his horse, the rider can not join the battle.

 

Without that rider, the battle will be lost.

 

Without winning that battle, the kingdom would be lost.

 

In other words, the kingdom will be lost without getting some hay for that horse.  

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Explain It

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


  1. In your own words, what is today's story about?

  2. Do you think this is a true story? Why or why not?


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