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Word Families and Rhyming Words

Spelling and Writing


Spelling with word families and rhyming words helps young children make connections in both reading and writing. It is essential for success in literacy.

All word families.

'ack' back, black, crack, pack, quack, rack, sack, snack, stack, tack, track, whack.

'ad' ad, dad, fad, glad, grad, had, lad, mad, pad, rad, sad, tad.

'ail' fail, hail, jail, mail, nail, pail, rail, sail, snail, tail.

'ain' brain, chain, drain, gain, grain, main, pain, plain rain, stain, strain, train.

'ake' bake, cake, flake, make, rake, take.

'ale' bale, male, pale, scale, tale, whale.

'all' ball, call, fall, hall, mall, small, tall, wall.

'am' am, ham, jam, slam, spam, yam.

'ame' blame, came, flame, frame, game, lame, name, same, tame.

'an' an, ban, can, fan, man, pan, plan, ran, tan, van.

'ank' bank, blank, crank, drank, plan, sank, spank, tank, thank, yank.

'ap' cap, clap, flap, gap, lap, map, nap, rap, sap, slap, scrap, tap.

'ar' are, bar, char, car, far, jar, par, scar, cigar, guitar.

'ash' ash, bash, cash, crash, dash, flash, gash, hash, mash, rash, sash, slash, smash, splash, trash.

'at' at, bat, brat, cat, fat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat, spat, tat, that, vat.

'aw' claw, draw, flaw, jaw, law, paw, straw, thaw.

'ay' away, bay, clay, day, gay, gray, hay, lay, may, okay, pay, play, way, spray, stay, tray, way.

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