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Word Families:  ew

dew few knew
mew new view

 

brew crew drew
flew grew stew

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 dew:  sound out the d and add the chunk ew forming dew.

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 dew then they can remember the chunk (ew) to spell new.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ew Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

The dance crew

Started with a few.

Then grew and grew

Until they knew

No one new

Could join the crew.

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