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Word Families:  ad 

bad cad dad
had lad mad
pad sad Tad


Brad Chad clad
glad grad  


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 bad:  sound out the b and add the chunk ad forming bad.

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 bad then they can remember the chunk (ad) to spell pad.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ad Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Brad was a lad

Who was very sad

Then Brad's dad

Introduced him to Tad

Who showed him to Chad

Now they're all glad

Hanging out at Brad's pad.

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