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Word Families:  ide

bide hide ride
side tide wide


bride glide pride
slide stride  

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 bide:  sound out the b and add the chunk ide forming bide.

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 bide then they can remember the chunk (ide) to spell wide.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ide Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

The new bride

Took a fast  ride

On a wet slide

That was too wide

And she fell off the side!

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