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Word Families:  ut

but cut gut
hut nut rut

 

glut shut smut
strut

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 but:  sound out the b and add the chunk ut forming but.

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 but then they can remember the chunk (ut) to spell hut.  They have to only replace the first letter.

Ut Rhyme

By Mrs. Alphabet

Nan got a cut

By opening a nut.

She was in a rut

So she ran to the hut

And the door shut.

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