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Word Families:  un            

bun fun gun
nun pun run


shun stun  

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 bun:  sound out the b and add the chunk un forming bun.

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 bun then they can remember the chunk (un) to spell fun.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Un Rhyme

We have lots of fun

Running in the sun!

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