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Word Families:  ake 

bake cake fake
Jake lake make
rake take wake

 

Blake brake drake
shake snake stake

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 bake:  sound out the b and add the chunk ake forming bake.

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 bake then they can remember the chunk (ake) to spell rake.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ake Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Jake baked a red cake

For his friend Blake

Who lived by the lake.

He tripped over a snake

Who was rubber and fake

So now he has to make

A new cake for Blake.

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