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The Letter "O"

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


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 "O."


For now, we’re going for the soft “aww” sound as in "on," “off,” and “octopus.”


Ask your child to make the “aww” as in "octopus" sound 3 times as they point to the letters:


o

o

o


Ask your child if they can think of any words that have this “o” sound in them.


If they need help, the words on, off, and opposite all start with the same “o” sound.

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


o

o

o

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:


o n

on

And:

m o m

m o m

mom

And:

n o t

n o t

not

By the end, double check to make sure your child is reading the word "not" clearly and cleanly. (They should not be reading it as "nah-tuh"). Have them keep practicing until they get it right.


Let’s do a few more:


l o g

l o g

log

And:


h o p

h o p

hop


And:


t o p

t o p

top

Last one:


s t o p

s t o p

stop

Vowel Challenge


Kids often struggle with the different vowel sounds. To help them practice telling those apart, see if they can read these words:


rot rat rut

hot hut hit

pat pet pot


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

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