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The "-ed" Sound

Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on the “-ed” sound at the end of words.


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


Let’s get started.


Special Rule: Words that end in “-ed”


In most cases, the “ed” combination at the end of a word just makes a “d” sound. Ask your child to read these words as they point to the letters:


rained

joined

asked

checked

missed

splashed

puzzled

bounced


The same rule applies to words with a magic E. Try blending a couple of these:


h ate d

hated


And:


sh ape d

shaped


And:


ice d

iced


Exception to the rule


Explain to your child that when the “ed” combination follows a D or a T, it actually makes a full “ed” sound. Have them blend these words as they point to the letters:


w ai t ed

waited


And:


br ai d ed

braided


And:


sh ou t ed

shouted


And:


c oun t ed

counted


Were they able to read these smoothly by the end? If not, have them keep practicing!


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

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