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Word Families:  ent

bent cent dent
Kent rent sent
tent vent went


Brent scent spent


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 dent:  sound out the d and add the chunk ent forming dent.

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 dent then they can remember the chunk (ent) to spell tent.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ent Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Brent, Kent, and Trent

Went to buy a tent,

But they spent the rent

And didn't have a cent

So now their bent,

And brought back the tent.

So they could pay the rent.


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