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Walk, Talk, and Silent "L" Words

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.


Word Practice


Question: What are you doing when you open your mouth and words come out?


Answer: Talking.


The word “talk” can be a hard word to read for beginners, because the letter “l” is silent. Have your child say the word “talk” as they point to the letters:


talk

talk


And:


talk ing

talking


And:


walk

walk


And:


walk ing

walking


And:


chalk

chalk


Decodable Story


See if your child can read this story:


A Walk in the Park


Bert and his dog, Hailey, go for a walk in the park.


Bert talks to Hailey as they walk.


They walk by a pond with ducks swimming.


Then, they see Mark. Mark asks Bert if he wants to shoot hoops.


Bert says yes. He says he can shoot three shots.


After playing ball, Bert has to go in for lunch.


As Bert and Hailey walk back, Bert felt calm.


It was a good day to enjoy the park.


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.

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