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are going to be studying Word Families. Word Families
are words that are related to each other. Look at these 3 words:
- Can you point to the part of these words that stays the same? ...
- That is like the "last name" of these words.
first sound of the words change, but the rest of the word stays the
- 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.
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/)
Then practice blending the first letter with the family name.
- 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:
Let's read some more words!