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Word Families:  at            

bat cat fat
hat mat Nat
mat pat rat
sat vat  


brat chat flat
plat slat that

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 cat:  sound out the c and add the chunk at forming cat.

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 cat then they can remember the chunk (at) to spell hat.  They have to only replace the first letter.

At Rhyme

Nat the fat cat

And Kat the bat

Sat on a red mat

A rat with a hat

Came along for a chat

And that was that!

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