Welcome back to Read Not Guess. Today we’re going to work on some weird words like "walk" and "talk" where the “l” is silent. We’ll work on blending the sounds together and then finish off with another decodable story.
Both parent and child will need to be able to see the screen.
Let’s get started.
Question: What are you doing when you open your mouth and words come out?
The word “talk” can be a hard word for kids, because the letter “l” is silent. Have your child say the word “talk” as they point to the letters:
See if your child can read this story:
A Walk in the Park
Tommy and his dog, Rocky, go for a walk in the park.
They walk in the tall grass as the jays sing.
They walk by a pond with fish swimming.
Tommy talks to Rocky as they walk.
Then, they met Tommy's buddy Mark. Mark asks Tommy if he wants to play basketball.
Tommy says yes. He says he can play ball for a bit.
But now Tommy's daddy is calling him in for lunch.
As Tommy and Rocky walk back, Tommy felt calm.
It was a good day to walk in the park and enjoy the company of his buddy and his dog.
We haven’t covered the word “says” yet, but was your son or daughter able to sound it out based on the sounds they knew?
If they stumbled on anything, have them try re-reading it until they can do it smoothly. (Remember: Practice is good for kids!)
That’s it for today. We’ll see you next time,