Introduce sounds: c and d Review sounds: a, m, n, o, s and t Build words: cat, sad Review sight word: the Read Book 2 (“Sam”) pp. 1-3.
The children already know the from reading “The End,” but this particular child believed that The and the were two different words, so I added the to the sight words list.
Review sounds: a, c, d, m, n, o, s and t Build words: sad, man Review sight word: the Read Set 1, Book 2 (“Sam”) pp. 3-5.
Review sounds: a, c, d, m, n, o, s and t Build words: dot, can Introduce sight word: O.K. Review sight word: the Read Set 1, Book 2 (“Sam”) pp. 6-8.
Suddenly, Daughter A. began picking up a bit of speed. One thing that helped with this is that she finally connected the concept of smooshing those sounds. Smooshing, incidently, is more difficult with some sounds than it is with others. Short sounds, like d, do not easily lend themselves to being dragged along in this manner, so the child has to learn to say the first sound along with the second sound. For instance, in reading the word “dad” the first sound when attempting to smoosh is da..
Review sounds: a, c, d, m, n, o, s and t Build word: and Review sight words: the, O.K. Read Set 1, Book 2 (“Sam”) all the way through.
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