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Word Families:  ape

cape nape tape

 

chape drape scape
scrape shape  

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 cape:  sound out the c and add the chunk ape forming cape.

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 cape then they can remember the chunk (ape) to spell tape.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ape Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

I saw a huge ape

Wearing a red cape.

A very strange shape.

Lined with masking tape.

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