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Word Families:  ice

dice ice lice
mice nice rice


price slice spice
splice thrice twice

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 dice:  sound out the d and add the chunk ice forming dice.

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 dice then they can remember the chunk (ice) to spell mice.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ice Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

We had mice

As pets twice

We fed them rice and ice

They thought that was nice.

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