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Word Families:  ing

ding king ping
ling ring sing
ting wing zing


bring cling fling
sling spring sting
string swing thing


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 ding:  sound out the d and add the chunk ing forming ding.

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 ding then they can remember the chunk (ing) to spell king.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ing Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

There once was king

Who had a fling

In the spring

Everyone wanted to sing

So at the ring

He would bring

The band so all could swing!

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