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Word Families:  eet

beet feet meet


fleet greet sheet
sleet street sweet

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 beet:  sound out the b and add the chunk eet forming beet.

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 beet then they can remember the chunk (eet) to spell meet.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Eet Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

On the street

I heard feet

Fall on the sheet

Of slippery sleet.


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