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Daily(ish) Decodable: Words like "rain"

Today we're going to work on words like “rain" and “train.” If your child needs a refresher on the “ai” sound, start here. 


Now on to the lesson… 

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

brain head train ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to and blend the word "rain" three times: r ain

r ain


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










Read It

Have your child read the passage below.

Train My Brain


Sometimes when I complain, my dad says “no pain, no gain.”


Well, today is painful. I am trying to train my brain.


What do I mean? Let me explain.


I have a test on Friday, and I need to learn all the state capitals by then.


Since there are fifty states, that means there are fifty capitals to learn. That is a lot! 


I am afraid of failing, so I ask my dad to quiz me. We may have to work after school all week. But if we keep it up, I have faith that I will obtain a good grade. 


Explain It

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

  1. What is today's story about?

  2. The author has a test on Friday. What is the test about?


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