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Ink, Ank, Onk, and Unk Words

Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on words that end with “ink,” “ank,” “onk,” and “unk.”


Both parent and child will need to be able to see the screen.


Ok, let’s get started.


The “ink” Sound


We're going to follow a very similar pattern as the "ing, ang, ong, and ung lesson. Start by asking your child to say the word “sink” very slowly. It should come out as “sss-ink.” Now have them read the word as they point to the letters:


s ink

s ink

sink


Can they name any words that rhyme with “sink?” Give them a high-five or fist pound for every word they can correctly rhyme with the “ink” sound.


Now let’s see if they can read some words with the “ing” sound:


l ink

link


And:


w ink

wink


And:


th ink

think


The “ank” Sound


Now let’s do the same thing with the word “sank.” Ask your child to say it very slowly. It should come out as “sss-ank.” Now have them read the word as point to the letters:


s ank

s ank

sank


Can they name any words that rhyme with “sank?” Give them a high-five or fist pound for every word they can correctly rhyme with the “ank” sound.


Now let’s see if they can read some words with the “ang” sound:


b ank

bank


And:


t ank

tank


And:


r ank

rank


The “unk” Sound


Now let’s do the same thing with the word “sunk.” Ask your child to say it very slowly. It should come out as “sss-unk.” Now have them read the word as point to the letters:


s unk

s unk

sunk


Can they name any words that rhyme with “sunk?” Give them a high-five or fist pound for every word they can correctly rhyme with the “unk” sound.


Now let’s see if they can read some words with the “unk” sound:


j unk

junk


And:


th unk

thunk


The “onk” Sound


Now let’s do the same thing with the word “honk.” Ask your child to say it very slowly. It should come out as “h-onk.” Now have them read the word as point to the letters:


h onk

h onk

honk


Can they name any words that rhyme with “honk?” This is a tough one! Give them a high-five or fist pound for every word they can correctly rhyme with the “onk” sound.


Now let’s see if they can read some words with the “onk” sound:


c onk

conk


And:


b onk

bonk


Quick Practice


Give your child some more practice by reading these. (There are some tricks in here!):


Sink, sank, sung

Shrink, shrank, shrunk

Stink, stank, skunk

Hank, hunk, honk

Thank, thing, think

Bring, brink


If they stumble, have them try it again. Re-reading might sound boring to adults, but it’s good practice for kids!


That’s it for today. We’ll see you next time.

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