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Word Families:  ine

dine fine line
mine nine pine
sine vine wine


brine chine cline
shine spine shrine
swine trine twine

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 dine:  sound out the d and add the chunk ine forming dine.

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 dine then they can remember the chunk (ine) to spell fine.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Op Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

A frog can bop

With a hop

He can plop

With a stop!

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