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Review Day and "Now It's Spring" Decodable Story

Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today is a review day. We’ll practice blending the sounds we've been learning and then have your kids read a “decodable” book.

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

Let’s get started.

Word Practice

We’re going to work on blending sounds into words. Your child can start slowly by saying each sound individually, but each time, they should try to say it just a bit faster.

Ask your child to say the correct sounds as they point to the letters:

r ink



d r ink


Did they get it right? If they're reading it as "druh-in-kuh" by the end of the sequence, ask them to do it faster until they are reading the word "drink" correctly.


th ink



th ink ing

think ing



b ank ing

bank ing



l ong ing

long ing



go ing


Decodable Story

See if your child can read this story, adapted from

Now It’s Spring

Get rid of the sled. Pack up the mittens and hats. A thin jacket is all that you want.

Now, it’s spring!

What will the spring bring?

Grass pops up. The robins are back in a nest with eggs.

The ducks fly back to swim in the pond.

Frogs sing in the spring.

It can be sunny in the spring, but spring can also be wet.

Drip, drop, drip, drop. You will get wet. Yuck! My pants and socks are damp.

The next day, bring an umbrella with you, and you will be dry.

If they read it smoothly, great! If they stumble, have them keep working until they get it right.

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

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