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Word Families:  eat

beat feat heat
leat meat neat
peat seat teat


bleat cleat pleat
treat wheat  

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 beat:  sound out the b and add the chunk eat forming beat.

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 beat then they can remember the chunk (eat) to spell seat.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Eat Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

I went out to eat

For a birthday treat

Waiting for a seat

Was quite a feat

Outside in the heat.

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