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:
The same rule applies to words with a magic E. Try blending a couple of these:
h ate d
sh ape d
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
br ai d ed
sh ou t ed
c oun t ed
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.