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Word Families:  and

band hand land


bland brand gland
grand stand strand

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 band:  sound out the b and add the chunk and forming band.

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 band then they can remember the chunk (and) to spell land.  They have to only replace the first letter.

And Rhyme

Let's give a hand

To the marching band.

Look how they stand

So tall and so grand.

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