F▪am▪i▪ly Phonics

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-it Family
Now we are going to look at a new word family.  All these words end in:


  • What are the two letters that make up this family name? ('i', 't')
  • This family has a short-i (that is, /ĭ/) vowel. 
  • Let's sound out this family name:
    • Sound out each letter. (/ĭ/, /t/)
    • Now blend them together to form the family name. (/ĭt/)
    • Look at the letters and practice it again!
  • You have just blended the name of the -it word family.

Each time you see the family name letters 'i, t', try to blend them together to form t/. We want to say /ĭt/ every time, like you just did!

Now let's sound out a few words in this family.

s  it

Now practice blending the first letter with the family name. (/sĭt/)


Let's read another word!

f it


Now we're ready to read all the words in the -it family!

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