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The Letter "V"

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


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 “V.”


We’re going for a “v” sound like at the beginning of the words “van” or “violin.”


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


v

v

v


Ask your child if they can think of any words that have the “v” sound.


If they need help, the words volcano, village, and vacuum all have the “v” sound.


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


v

v

v


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:


v a n

v an

van


Did they get it right? If they're still reading it as "vuh-an-nuh" by the end of the sequence, have them do it faster until they are reading the word "van" correctly. Let’s do a few more:


v e t

v et

vet


And:


v et s

vets


And:


v at

vat


And:


v est

vest


And:


v is it

v is it

visit



Hard Word Challenge


Ready for harder challenges? See if your child can sound out these words:


vivid

velvet

vanilla


Did they get them right? If they stumble, have your child keep sounding out the words until they get them right.


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

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