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Word Families:  eal

deal heal meal
Neal real seal
teal veal  



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 deal:  sound out the d and add the chunk eal forming deal.

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 deal then they can remember the chunk (eal) to spell meal.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Eal Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Neal had a meal

Of prime veal

What a real deal

The meal was a steal!


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