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-at Family
NoteTeacher reads words in smaller type.
Student reads VERY LARGE type.

We are going to be studying Word Families. Word Families are words that are related to each other.  Look at these 3 words:
"first
name"
"last
name"
  • Can you point to the part of these words that stays the same? ... Good.
  • That is like the "last name" of these words.
  • The first sound of the words change, but the rest of the word stays the same.
  • That's a lot like your name: your last name is the same for everyone in your family, and you have your own special first name.
  • What are the letters that make up this "last name"? ('a, t') Good.
  • That is the name of the Word Family we are going to study first.  We put the sounds together and call this the -at word family.
c
b
s
at
at
at

Here are some words with the letters spaced out.

Practice sounding out each letter, giving its sound instead of its name. (/c/, /ă/, /t/)

c   a   t

Then practice blending the last 2 letters that form the family name. (/ăt/)

c  at

Then practice blending the first letter with the family name. (/căt/)

cat

 

You see:

  • Putting the sounds closer together blends the sounds.
  • Really try to blend the family name. We want to get to where you can blend together the family name on the first try!

Let's try some more words:

b at

bat

s at

sat

Let's read some more words!

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