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Word Families:  ight

fight height light
might night right
sight tight  

 

bright flight fright
knight plight slight

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 night:  sound out the n and add the chunk ight forming night.

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 night then they can remember the chunk (ight) to spell tight.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ight Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

In the dark of the night

We spotted a dim light

Tiptoeing in fright

We saw a sight

And ran with all our might.

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