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The "sh" Sound

Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on the “sh” sound.


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 Sounds


In English, some letters can work together to make new sounds. The "sh" sound is the sound you might make if you're telling someone else to be quiet.


The "sh" sound is also the beginning of the word “shark” or the end of the word “fish.” (Use this short YouTube video to hear the “sh” sound spoken out loud.)


Have your kids read the "sh" sound like they are telling someone to be quiet:

sh

sh

sh

Ask your child if they can think of any other words that start with the “sh” sound. If they need help, the words sheep, ship, and shout all start with the “sh” sound.


Have them say the “sh” sound 3 more times as they point to the letters:


sh

sh

sh

Now let’s try using the “sh” sound in a couple words:


sh i p

sh i p

ship


And:


sh u t

sh u t

shut

And:


sh e ll

sh ell

shell


Now let’s do a few with the “sh” sound at the end:

w i sh

w i sh

wish

And:

f i sh

f i sh

fish

And:

c a sh

c a sh

cash

And:

r u sh

r u sh

rush

Hard Word Challenge


If you think your child is ready, see if they can read this word:


sh i f t

shift


If they read it smoothly, great! If they stumble, have them sound it out another time or two to get it right.


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

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