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Daily(ish) Decodable: Words like "thumb" and "dumb"

The Daily(ish) Decodable program uses a standard format to work through one sound per day. There are simple instructions for you, the parent or caregiver, and any words in big bold letters are meant for your child to read out loud. 


If you want to review any prior lessons, those are all freely available here


Today we're going to work on the silent b in words like “thumb” and “dumb.” 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?

pinkie thumb numb ------------------------------- Say It Have your child point to and blend the word "dumb" three times (explain that the "b" is silent): d umb

d umb


------------------------------- Blend It Have your child read these words out loud:







Now have them read these words where the b is NOT silent: 




Read It

In honor of National Bomb Pop Day, have your child read the passage below out loud:

Bomb Pop Day


Today is Bomb Pop Day!


This is kind of a dumb holiday, but it is what it is.


But what is a bomb pop?


A bomb pop is a popsicle with three stripes. One stripe is red, one is white, and the last one is blue.


Invented in Kansas City in 1955, each stripe has a different flavor: cherry for red, lime for white, and raspberry for blue.


You can eat bomb pops rapidly or slowly, but too fast and you might get a brain freeze!


What do you say, thumbs up or thumbs down to Bomb Pop Day? 


Explain It

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

  1. What day is today?

  2. What is a bomb pop? What colors and flavors does it have?


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