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Word Families:  eel

feel heel keel
kneel peel reel

 

wheel

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 feel:  sound out the f and add the chunk eel forming feel.

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 feel then they can remember the chunk (eel) to spell peel.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Eel Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

A friendly eel

Was about to feel

A ship's wheel

But got stuck in a reel.

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