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Word Families:  est

best guest jest
nest pest quest
rest test vest




blest chest crest


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 best:  sound out the b and add the chunk est forming best.

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 best then they can remember the chunk (est) to spell jest.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Est Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Our guest

Had a quest

To go west

And look for the best

Place for a nest.

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