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The "est" Sound

Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on the “est” 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.


Word Practice


Have your child point to the letters as they sound out this word:


v e s t

v est

vest


Did they get it right? If not, have them practice it a time or two. When they get it right, have them try these words:


b est

best


And:


r est

rest


And:


w est

west


And:


ch est

chest


Now stop and ask them a question: If there’s a race, who is the winner? Is it the person who runs the fastest, or the person who runs the slowest?


Tell them that in English we use the “est” sound at the end of words to compare two or more things.


Let’s try reading some examples:


The fastest rabbit


The slowest bug


The darkest room


The strongest arm


The thickest ham



Sometimes we have to add an extra letter before the “est” ending:


The fattest pig


The biggest cat


The hottest day


The longest wait


Did they get them right? Were they able to sound them out?


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

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