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Word Families:  oot

boot coot hoot
loot moot root
soot toot  


scoot shoot  

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 boot:  sound out the b and add the chunk oot forming boot.

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 boot then they can remember the chunk (oot) to spell moot.  They have to only replace the first letter.

OOT Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Oh, shoot

I lost my loot

It was in my boot.

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