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Word Families:  op

bop cop hop
mop pop top


chop crop drop
flop plop prop
shop slop stop

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 bop:  sound out the b and add the chunk op forming bop.

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 bop then they can remember the chunk (op) to spell hop.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Op Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

A frog can bop

With a hop

He can plop

With a stop!

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