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Daily(ish) Decodable: Words like "million"

Today we're going to start working on words that end in "-ion," like "million" or "billion."

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

billion trillion infinity ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to and say the word "million" three times (it should sound like "mill-yun"): million



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






Read It

Have your child read the passage below.

One Million Dollars!


If you had one million dollars, what would you do?


Let's pretend you won the lottery. You might feel like a champion.


But what would you do differently? Would you buy a new house? Would you give some away to a charity?


Would you buy a new car? Yes?! But wait, can you drive? 


How about a fast horse? Maybe even a stallion?


A cute new dress? A new phone, or a drone you can fly? 


Would you jump from a plane with a parachute?


If I had a million dollars, I'd be rich!


Explain It

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

  1. Without looking back at the story, can you spell the word "million?"

  2. If you won a million dollars, would you want people to know? Why or why not?


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