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Word Families:  up            

cub dub hub
pub rub sub
tub

 

chub club grub
scrub snub stub

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 cub:  sound out the c and add the chunk ub forming cub.

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 cub then they can remember the chunk (ub) to spell rub.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ub Rhyme

"I want some grub,"

Yelled the cub.

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