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Word Families:  een

keen peen queen
reen seen teen


green preen sheen

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 keen:  sound out the k and add the chunk een forming keen.

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 keen then they can remember the chunk (een) to spell seen.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Een Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

A pretty queen

Had been seen

Wearing green,

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