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Word Families:  ex

hex Lex Rex

 

flex

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 hex:  sound out the h and add the chunk ex forming hex.

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 hex then they can remember the chunk (ex) to spell Rex.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ex Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Can Lex and Rex

Really flex?

Yes, Rex and Lex

Can really flex!

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