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The "Soft C" Sound

Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on the soft “c” sound like in the words “ice” and “face.”


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


Let’s get started.


Today’s Letter Sounds


As we’ve covered already, some letters can make more than one sound. The letter “c” can make a hard sound like in the word “cat.” It can also make a soft sound, as in the word “rice.”


Explain that “c” often makes the soft sound when it is followed by the vowels e (especially the Magic E), i, or y.


Now let’s try reading some soft c words:


rice

ice

nice

mice


And:


race

face

trace


And:


truce

reduce


Decodable Story


Now see if your child can read this short story:


A Slice of Cake


I walk into a bake shop. I am excited.


The baker asks me which one I want.


I giggle with glee.


I have not decided yet.


The apple muffin is too thick.


I pick a nice slice of chocolate cake.


I count out my money to pay.


The bake shop is my favorite place.


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

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