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Word Families:  it

bit fit hit
lit pit quit
sit wit zit

 

Brit grit skit
slit spit split

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 bit:  sound out the b and add the chunk it forming bit.

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 bit then they can remember the chunk (it) to spell pit.  They have to only replace the first letter.

It Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Brit had a fit

She wanted to quit.

So she could split

And go to the pit. 

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