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Word Families:  oo

boo coo moo
too woo zoo


shoo tattoo igloo

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 boo:  sound out the b and add the chunk oo forming boo.

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 boo then they can remember the chunk (oo) to spell moo.  They have to only replace the first letter.

OO Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Shoo, shoo

Go to the zoo

Or the igloo!

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