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Daily(ish) Decodable: Words like "rode" and "code"

Today we're working on words like “rode” and “code.” If your child needs help with the Magic E 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?

ride rode code ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to the word "ode" 3 times: ode



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









Read It

Have your child read the passage below:

The Reading Code


I like to crack codes. But they can be difficult sometimes.


Reading is sort of like a code.


You have to decode, which is the ability to understand what each letter and word means.


To read well, it also helps to have a big vocabulary—that's a fancy way of saying you need to know the meaning of lots of words.


At the end, you have to understand the story. You have to grasp, or comprehend, what those words are trying to tell you.


Explain It

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

  1. In your own words, can you explain what the story means by the “reading code?" 

  2. If reading involves decoding words, what do you think encoding means? 


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