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The "ou" Sound

Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on the “ou” sound like in the words “out” or “mouth.”


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


Let’s get started.


Today’s Letter Sounds


Have your child point to the letters as they make an "ou" sound like like they just hurt their hand:


ou

ou

ou


Word Practice


Now we’re going to work on blending the “ou” 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:


ou t

out


Did they get it right? Make sure they’re reading the word "out" as one sound (and not “ow-tuh). Let’s do some more:


p ou t

pout


And:


ou r

our


And:


m ou th

mouth


And:


c ou ch

couch


And:


f ou nd

found


Decodable Story


Now see if your child can read this silly story:


“I’m hungry,” said one mouse to the other.


“I have some cheese at my house,” said the second one.


“Which house is yours?” asked the first.


“The one way out at the far end,” said the second one.


“Ouch. That is far. Why don’t you bring some to me in a pouch?” the first one asked.


The second one started walking away. “Don’t count on it,” she shouted back.


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!

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