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The Letter "C"

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

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.

Ok, let’s get started.

Today’s Letter Sound

Today we’re going to work on the letter "C." It makes a sound like the beginning of the word “cat."


(For now, we’re going to ignore the other sounds it can make and focus on “c” as in “cat” or “cut.”)

Ask your child to make the “c” sound 3 times as they point to the letters:

c c c Ask your child if they can think of any words that start with the “c” as in "cat" sound. If they need help, the words can, cup, and caterpillar all start with the same sound.

Have them say the “c” sound 3 more times as they point to the letters:

c c c Letter Quiz

We’ve worked through five letters so far. Now let’s check for understanding. Ask your child to say the correct sounds as they point to the letters:

u p t a c Word Practice

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:

c a t c at cat By the end, make sure your child is reading the word "cat," not "cat-tuh."


Let’s do a couple more:

c u t c ut cut And:

c u p c up cup By the end, make sure your child is reading the word "cup" (not "cup-puh").

Rhyming Challenge

Ask your child to pick out which of these three words does not belong (does not rhyme):


cut / nut / cup

pat / pit / sat

spit / tip / rip

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


P.S. There are a lot of good options for book read-alouds, but you might try this free 5-minute reading of Chicka Chicka Boom Boom, a YouTube video from StoryTime at Awnie's House.

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