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Word Families:  ick

Dick lick Nick
pick quick Rick
sick tick wick


brick chick click
flick thick trick

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 lick:  sound out the l and add the chunk ick forming lick.

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 lick then they can remember the chunk (ick) to spell pick.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ick Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Nick and Rick

Had a pet chick

Named Dick

Who could click 

On a brick.

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