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The Letter "L"

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


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 "L." It’s pronounced like the beginning of the word “lamp” or the end of the word "ball."


(Note: We're going to be working on the lowercase “l” today. You might point out to your child that it looks a lot like the the capital “I.")


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


l

l

l


Ask your child if they can think of any words that start with the “l” sound. If they need help, the words laugh, little, and lollipop all start with the “l” sound.


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


l

l

l

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:


l i p

l i p

lip


Keep practicing until they can say the word "lip" clearly and cleanly. If they are still pronouncing it as "lll-ih-puh," have them do it again.


Now:


l e g

l e g

leg


And:


l e t

l e t

let

And:

l i d

l i d

lid


Now try a couple tricky ones:

h i ll

h ill

hill


And:


s e ll

s ell

sell


And:


f l i p

fl i p

flip


Overnight Challenge


Ask your child to find 3 things in the house that end with the “l” sound.


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

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