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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 "kite" or “kitchen.”

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




Ask your child if they can think of any words that start with the “k” sound. If they need help, the words kick, 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 goes 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:




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 t

k it



k i d

k id



k i ss

k i ss



a s k

a s k



m a s k

m ask


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:

t us k

t usk



h on k

h onk


Long Word Challenge

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

kit ten


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

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

P.S. This lesson pairs well with actor Terry Crews reading The King of Kindergarten at Storyline Online.

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