Let’s learn to sound out and spell words with the letter combinations: ph, oi, oy and or.
- Make two signs. On one, write “oi” and on the other, writer “oy.” Create a list of words with those two letter combinations (e.g., boy, annoy, joy, coin, foil, moist). When you say a word from your list, ask your child to hold up the sign with the correct spelling of the “oy” sound for that word.
Let’s learn to recognize and spell words that contain the prefixes un-, re- and pre-.
- Try to find words with the prefixes un-, re- and pre- in books that you read together. Talk about what these words mean.
Let’s learn to read correctly at least 50 words per minute in a text with good expression.
- When your child is reading, check that he or she is pausing at every comma. Explain that commas tell you when to take a short pause.
Can your child consistently:
- Sound out and spell words with the letter combinations: ph, oi, oy and or.
- Recognize and spell words that contain the prefixes un-, re- and pre-.
- Read correctly at least 50 words per minute in a text with good expression.
Did you know?
It’s important to expose children to a broad range of reading material. Read a variety of books with your child, including books with a lot of different types of text (e.g., print types and sizes), and types of information (e.g. story, how-to, science, history). Talk about the different features in the text, and how we read them differently.