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Word Families:  ot

cot dot got
hot jot lot
not rot tot

 

blot clot knot
plot shot slot

 

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 cot:  sound out the c and add the chunk ot forming cot.

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 cot then they can remember the chunk (ot) to spell got.  They have to only replace the first letter.

OT Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

I was hot

He was not.

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