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Word Families:  erry

berry ferry Gerry
Jerry Kerry merry
Perry Terry  


cherry Sherry  


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 berry:  sound out the b and add the chunk erry forming berry.

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 berry then they can remember the chunk (erry) to spell ferry.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Erry Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Jerry, Sherry, and Kerry,

Rode on an island ferry.

They met Perry, and Terry

On the ferry.

All were merry

Riding on the ferry.


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