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Daily(ish) Decodable: Words like "old" and "gold"

Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we're going to work on words like "old" and "gold."

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

fold cold fork ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to the word "old" and say it 3 times: old



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










Read It Have your child read the passage below:

Old Boots


My grandpa has a set of old boots. They are not golden. They do not shine. They are now a dull, brown color.


The laces are stiff and split.


But if the boots could talk, what would they say?


Think of all the dirt and grass they have seen. All the muck and mud.


Where did they go?


What did they see?


Who did they meet?


For now, I am too short to walk in them. But I told my grandpa to hold onto his old boots. They may be worn, but they still work well.


Explain It

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

  1. What's this story about? 

  2. Can you describe the boots in the story? Whose boots are they? 

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