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Word Families:  ime

dime lime mime


chime clime crime
grime prime slime

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 dime:  sound out the d and add the chunk ime forming dime.

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 dime then they can remember the chunk (ime) to spell lime.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ime Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

If you have the time

Give me a dime

To buy a lime!

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