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Word Families:  uck            

buck duck luck
puck suck tuck


chuck cluck pluck
shuck stuck truck

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 buck:  sound out the b and add the chunk uck forming buck.

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 buck then they can remember the chunk (uck) to spell luck.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Uck Rhyme

"I had some luck,"

Yelled the white duck.

I found a truck

That was stuck.

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