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The Letter "K"

Welcome back to Read Not Guess. This week we’re going to work on the letter “K.”


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 “K.” It’s pronounced like the beginning of the words “kid” or “kitchen.”


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


k

k

k


Ask your child if they can think of any words that start with the “k” sound. If they need help, the words kite, kangaroo, and kindergarten all start with K.


Note: Your child may pick up on the fact that C and K often make the same sound. If it helps, C often works with the letters A and O like in the words “cat” or “cop.” Meanwhile, K often works with I and E like in the words “kiss” or “kettle.”


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


k

k

k


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:


k i d

k id

kid


And:


k i ss

k i ss

kiss


And:


m a s k

m ask

mask


Did they get it right? If they're still reading it as "muh-ah-sss-kuh" by the end of the sequence, ask them to read it faster until they are saying the word "mask" correctly.


A couple more:


a s k

a s k

ask


And:


h o n k

h onk

honk


And:


tr u n k

tr unk

trunk


Long Word Challenge


If you think your child is ready, see if they can read this word:


kitten


If they read it smoothly, great! If they stumble, have them sound it out another time or two to get it right.


Overnight Challenge


Ask your child if they can think of any words that rhyme with the word "stack." Give them a high five or fist pound for every word they come up with.


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


~Chad

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