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Word Families:  ink

dink fink link
mink pink rink
sink wink  


blink brink clink
drink shrink slink
stink think  

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 link:  sound out the l and add the chunk ink forming link.

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 link then they can remember the chunk (ink) to spell wink.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ink Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

"Do you think

I can wink?"

Asked the mink.

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