Word Families:  are

 

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  Word Families:  ar

                                                                             Word Families:  ab

cab dab lab
nab tab  

 

crab scab snab

Word families are words which end the same forming a chunk that the children can learn to say altogether rather than sounding out each letter sound.  For example car:  sound out the c and add the chunk ar forming car.

Word families also encourage children to find patterns in words so they can recall this information in a timely fashion.

Word families encourage children to spell better as you guide them to search for a word in the family that they already know how to spell.  For example if they know how to spell car then they can remember the chunk (ar) to spell far.  They have to only replace the first letter.

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