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Word Families:  et

bet get jet
let met net
pet set vet
wet yet


Bret Chet fret


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 bet:  sound out the b and add the chunk et forming bet.

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 bet then they can remember the chunk (et) to spell jet.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Et Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Chet told Bret

Not to fret

About the net

That was wet

On his pet.

Chet bet

The vet can get

Off the net.

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