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Word Families:  eep

beep deep jeep
keep peep weep

 

bleep sheep sleep
steep sweep

 

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 keep:  sound out the k and add the chunk eep forming keep.

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 keep then they can remember the chunk (eep) to spell beep.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Eep Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

All the sheep

Were fast asleep

Not a peep,

Or a weep,

Nor a bleep,

From the sheep.

 

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