Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on the “or” sound like in the words “fork” or “torn.”
Both parent and child will need to be able to see the screen.
Let’s get started.
Today’s Letter Sounds
Ask your child if they can think of any words that have the "or" sound. If they need help, the words "fork," "corn," and "storm" all have the "or" sound.
Now have them point as they read the word "or" a few times:
Now we’re going to work on “blending” the “or” sound in 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:
f or k
c or d
f or m
sh or t
w or n
See if your child can read this:
An owl was born in the barn.
It was tiny. It was just a baby owl.
I held it in my arms and fed it corn.
I did not forget to do it. That was my job.
Now she is strong.
Now she can fly far away.
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.