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The "oa" Sound

Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on the “oa” sound like in the words “coat” or “soap.”


Both parent and child will need to be able to see the screen.


Let’s get started.


Today’s Letter Sounds


Explain to your child that the "oa” letter combination usually makes the long “O” sound (like the letter name).


Have them point to the letters as they read the word “coat:”


c oa t

c oa t

coat


Did they get it right? If they're still reading it as "cuh-o-tuh" by the end of the sequence, ask them to do it faster until they are reading the word "coat" without adding any extra sounds.


Let’s try some more:


g oa t

g oa t

goat


And:


m oa n

m oa n

moan


And:


l oa f

l oa f

loaf


And:


r oa d

r oa d

road


And:


t oa st

t oa st

toast


And now finish with a hard one:


r ail r oa d

rail road

railroad


Silly Sentences


See if your child can read these:


Did the coach see me?


This toad does not float.


I want roast chicken for lunch.


If they read them smoothly, great! If they stumble, have them keep practicing.


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

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