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Word Families:  in

bin din fin
gin pin sin
tin Vin win


chin grin skin
spin thin twin

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 pin:  sound out the p and add the chunk in forming pin.

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 pin then they can remember the chunk (in) to spell tin.  They have to only replace the first letter.

In Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Vin played gin

With his twin

He wanted to win

So he could grin, 

Clap, and spin.

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