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Word Families:  ale            

Dale Gale hale
male pale sale
tale Yale  


scale whale  

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 pale :  sound out the p and add the chunk ale forming pale.

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 pale then they can remember the chunk (ale) to spell tale.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ale Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Dale told his friend Gale

He got accepted into Yale.

Gale thought it was a tale

So he wrote to Yale

But Dale made the scale

And was going to Yale.


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