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The Letter "Y"

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


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


This week we’re going to work on the letter “Y.” Today we’re going for a sound like at the beginning of the word “yes.”


(Use this short YouTube video to hear it spoken out loud.)


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


y

y

y


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


If they need help, the words you, yellow, and yesterday all have the “y” sound. Have them say the “y” sound 3 more times as they point to the letters:


y

y

y


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:


y e s

y e s

yes

And:

y e t

y e t

yet

Did they get it right? If they're still reading it as "yuh-eh-tuh" by the end of the sequence, have them do it faster until they are reading the word "yet" correctly.


Let’s do a couple more:


y u m

y um

yum

And:

y a m

y a m

yam


And:

y a p

y a p

yap

And:


y e ll

y e ll

yell

Silly Sentences


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


Yes, I did yell at the dull bull.


How did they do? If they stumble, have them try sounding it again another time or two to see if they can get it right.


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

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