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Word Families:  en

Ben den hen
Ken Len men
pen ten yen

 

Bren Glen then
when wren  

 

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 den:  sound out the d and add the chunk en forming den.

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 den then they can remember the chunk (en) to spell ten.  They have to only replace the first letter.

En Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Ben and Ken

Were two men

Who lost a hen

And offered yen

To find their hen.

Bren and Glen

Were two men

Who found their hen

And collected the yen.

Very well!

That's swell!

 

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