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Daily(ish) Decodable: Words like "mile" and "smile"

Today we're working on words like “mile” and “smile.” Start here if your child needs a refresher on this Magic E sound

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

steal style file ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to the word "mile" and say it three times: m ile

m ile

mile

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

tile

file

while

awhile

meanwhile


smiled

exiled

versatile


Read It

Have your child read the passage below.


The One-Mile Smile

 

Today was a very good day.

 

It started off well and just kept getting better.

 

First, while I was getting ready for school, Mom made me pancakes.

 

Then, I found a lucky penny on my walk to school.

 

At school, I finished the spelling quiz with no mistakes. I also aced my math test.

 

Plus, when my grandma picked me up after school, she said we could go out for ice cream. I got vanilla with peanut butter cups. My favorite!

 

Grandma said I had the best grin in the whole place. She called it my “one-mile smile.” 

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Explain It

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


  1. The author had a good day. What happened to them that made it so special? 

  2. What kind of ice cream did the author get?


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