Let’s learn to recognize and spell words with the suffixes -ful and -less.
- Talk to your child about how some words can be changed by adding suffixes like -ful and -less at the end. For example, the word care becomes careful and careless. Try to find other words that can be changed with these suffixes (e.g., flavour becomes flavourful and flavourless). Talk about what these words mean.
Let’s learn to sound out and spell words with the letter combinations: wr, ch, ou and oa.
- Use small pieces of note paper to create a scavenger hunt for your child, with a small reward at the end. Have each clue contain at least one of the above letter combinations several times. Look at the clues together afterwards and count how many cases you could find of each, and their sounds.
- See if your child can come up with scavenger hunt clues for you using the same letter combinations.
Let’s learn to read correctly at least 60 words per minute in a text with good expression.
- Involve your child in meal preparation. Read the ingredient list and directions together before you start so you are sure you have all the ingredients and know what to do.
Can your child consistently:
- Recognize and spell words with the suffixes -ful and -less.
- Sound out and spell words with the letter combinations: wr, ch, ou and oa.
- Read correctly at least 60 words per minute in a text with good expression.
Did you know?
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