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Word Families:  ig

big dig fig
gig jig pig
rig wig  


brig swig twig

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 big:  sound out the b and add the chunk ig forming big.

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 big then they can remember the chunk (ig) to spell wig.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ig Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

The big fat pig

In her pink wig

Sat on a twig

Then did a jig

While eating a fig!

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