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.
Have your child point to the letters as they sound out this word:
v e s t
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:
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.