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Word Families:  ack    

back Jack lack
Mack pack quack
rack sack tack


black crack shack
snack stack track


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 back:  sound out the b and add the chunk ack forming back.

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 back then they can remember the chunk (ack) to spell pack.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ack Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Jack took a black sack

To his best friend Mack

Who lived in a shack by the track.

But Mack took it back

Because the black sack

Had a hole with a crack

And made a sound like a quack.

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