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The Letters "L" and "O"

Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on the letters “L” and "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 learn 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 using lowercase letters here, but you may also want to show your child an uppercase "L.")


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


Now we’re going to learn 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 the “aww” sound in them. If they need help, the words on, off, and opposite all start with the “aww” sound.


Have them say the “aww” 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:


l o t

l o t

lot


Keep practicing until they can say the word "lot" clearly and cleanly. If they are still pronouncing it as "lll-aww-tuh," point out their mistake and have them do it again.


Now:


l o g

l og

log


And:


l e g

l e g

leg


And:


h o p

h o p

hop


And:


o n

on


One more:


m o p

m o p

mop


Rhyming Challenge


Ask your child to pick out which of these three words does not belong (does not rhyme):


cop / stop / pup


egg / pet / leg


hope / hop / stop


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

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