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Word Families:  am

cam ham Pam
ram Sam yam


cram gram scram
slam swam  

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 ham:  sound out the h and add the chunk am forming ham.

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 ham then they can remember the chunk (am) to spell ram.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Am Rhyme

Pam swam to Sam

But she went slam

When he said scram

Into a floating ram!

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