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Word Families:  ay

bay day Fay
gay hay Kay
lay may pay
ray say way


clay gray play
pray spray stay
stray sway tray

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 bay:  sound out the b and add the chunk ay forming bay.

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 bay then they can remember the chunk (ay) to spell lay.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ay Rhyme

I would like to say

Today is the day

I will play with Fay

By the clay near the bay.


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