Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Word Families

We're like a family...a word family that is.  Word families are groups of words that have the same spelling and sounds at the end of a group of words.  For example: cat, hat, fat and splat are all members of the -at family.  Word families have been helping 1st graders with reading, spelling and phonics. Students worked in groups to brainstorm as many words as they could for different word families.
Students used rhyming dictionaries and pictionaries to add words to their word family lists.  We took our lists and turned them into word family mummies.
Practice hunting and recognizing word families while reading.  Look for those word family chunks!

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