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Word Families:  ish 

dish fish wish


swish Trish  


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 dish:  sound out the d and add the chunk ish forming dish.

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 dish then they can remember the chunk (ish) to spell fish.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ish Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Trish had a wish

To catch a fish

Then eat it on a dish.

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