Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on the double “o” sound like in the words “good” or “book.”
Both parent and child will need to be able to see the screen.
Let’s get started.
Today’s Letter Sounds
We already covered the long “oo” sound like in “moon” or “spoon.” Today we’re going to work on the short “oo” sound like in the words “cook” and “wood.”
If you want to hear an example, try this short YouTube video.
Have your child read the word “good” like they just did a nice job:
g oo d
Now we’re going to work on blending more words with the short “oo” sound. 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:
b oo k
t oo k
l oo k
f oo t
w oo d
See if your child can read this short story, adapted from Reading A-Z:
A Good Day for Fishing
Zara took her fishing rod and went to the brook in the woods to fish.
“I want to hook a good fish that I can cook,” she said.
Zara felt a tug on her hook. It was not a fish. It was a sandal.
“Look at that,” she said. “It is a nice sandal, but I cannot cook it.”
Soon it was dark. “I had no luck,” she said gloomily. “I got no fish to cook.”
Then, Zara saw a man sitting by a bush. The man had soot on his foot but a bucket full of fish.
“Your bucket is full of fish,” Zara said. “I wish I had that many fish.”
“I was lucky today,” said the man. “But I wish I had a sandal for my foot.”
“I will get you a sandal,” Zara said, “if you let me pick a fish from your bucket.”
“That will be good,” said the man.
It all ended happily.
The man got his sandal. And Zara took the fish back to her cabin, got out her cookbook, and sat down for dinner.
If they read it smoothly, great! If they stumble, have them keep working until they get it right.
That’s it for today. We’ll see you next time,