Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on the “ch” sound.
Remember that we’re going to focus on the sounds the letters make. Both parent and child will need to be able to see the screen.
Let’s get started.
Today’s Letter Sounds
As we’ve learned before, some letters can work together to make new sounds. The "ch" sound can be tricky. It should sound like the beginning of the word “chair” or the end of the word “bench.”
(If your son or daughter needs help telling the difference between “sh” and “ch,” you can use this short YouTube video to help them practice.)
Have your kids read the "ch" sound as they point to the letters:
Ask your child if they can think of any words that start with the “ch” sound. If they need help, the words chat, chin, and chew all start with the “ch” sound.
Now we’re going to work on “blending” letter 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:
ch i ll
Now try a few with “ch” at the end:
m u ch
s u ch
b en ch
l un ch
Silly Sentence Challenge
If you think your child is ready, see if they can read this:
Will you take Chad for his check up?
If they read it smoothly, great! If they stumble, have them sound it out another time or two to get it right.
That’s it for today. We’ll see you next time.