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Word Families:  ug

bug dug hug
jug lug mug
pug rug tug


chug drug plug
smug snug shrug

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 bug:  sound out the b and add the chunk ug forming bug.

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 bug then they can remember the chunk (ug) to spell rug.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ug Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

A big black bug

Sat on the rug

He gave a tug

Then laid so snug

On the blue rug!

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