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Word Families:  ip

dip hip lip
nip pip rip
sip tip zip

 

blip chip clip
drip flip grip
ship slip snip
strip trip whip

 

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 dip:  sound out the d and add the chunk ip forming dip.

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 dip then they can remember the chunk (ip) to spell hip.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ip Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

We took a trip

On a cruise ship

I hurt my hip

Taking a dip

When I took a slip

And made a flip

On the cruise ship!

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