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Word Families:  ap

cap gap lap
map nap rap
sap tap yap


chap clap crap
flap scrap slap
snap strap trap

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 cap:  sound out the c and add the chunk ap forming cap.

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 cap then they can remember the chunk (ap) to spell lap.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ap Rhyme

I'll take a short nap

Snap and clap

Flap and slap

An annoying chap

Sat on my lap.

I'll put on my cap

And set a trap.


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