Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to practice more Magic E words, work on a couple important exceptions, and then give your child a decodable story to practice.
Both parent and child will need to be able to see the screen.
Let’s get started.
Did they get through those ok? Now let’s try a tougher set. This time, I’ve purposefully mixed up words with and without the Magic E. Can your son or daughter read these:
dot / dote
cop / cope
rode / rod
mop / mope
use / us
cut / cute
tube / tub
dud / dude
Exceptions to the Magic E rule
Unfortunately, there are a few exceptions to the Magic E rule. English is funny like that!
One exception is the word “come,” like in the sentence “Please come here.” Have your child point to the letters as they read the word “come” three times:
Another exception to the Magic E rule is the word “some,” like in the sentence “Can I have some more?” Have your child point to the letters as they read the word “some” three times:
Now let’s see if your child can put it all together. Have them try reading this story, adapted from FreeReading.net.
Native American Crafts
Native Americans made crafts.
They made some baskets and rope from grass.
They made tents from hides. They also wore hides as clothes.
They made some cups from animal horns.
They used bones to make tools to farm and grow crops.
Native Americans made fine crafts.
If they read it smoothly, great! If they stumble, have them keep practicing until they can it smoothly.
That’s it for today. We’ll see you next time.
P.S. For anyone wanting more practice with Magic E words, try this "Smarty Game" from Nessy.com.