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Daily(ish) Decodable: Words like "picture" and "culture"

Today we're going to work on words like "picture" and "culture" that end in "-ture."

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

teacher feature principal ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to and say the word "picture" three times (explain that it should sound like "pic-sher"): pic ture

pic ture


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










Read It

This might be a tough one, but have your child read the passage below. Have them sound out any word they struggle with until they can read it smoothly and cleanly:

Give Me Your John Hancock


A long, long time ago, the U.S. was part of England.


But on this day in 1775, a man named John Hancock was elected president of the 2nd Continental Congress.


They were responsible for writing a letter to the king of England expressing their discontent.


It took them a year, and they chose Thomas Jefferson to write that letter. Today we call it the Declaration of Independence.


John Hancock was the first man to put his name on that letter. He wrote his name extra big, so the king could see it “without glasses.” 


Today, when you write your signature, we still call it your “John Hancock.” 


Explain It

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

  1. What was this story about?

  2. If someone asks for your "John Hancock," what are they asking you to do?


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