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Word Families:  ill

Bill dill fill
gill hill Jill
kill mill pill
till will  

 

drill frill grill
spill still thrill

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 fill:  sound out the f and add the chunk ill forming fill.

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 fill then they can remember the chunk (ill) to spell till.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ill Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Bill told Jill

Let's go by the hill

Where we can grill

What a thrill!

 

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