Category Archives: word families

Speech Issues

Speech Issues and Spelling: Do you notice that your child sometimes makes the same spelling error in many words? For example, for words with “th” your child may spell with an “f.” Or some children may leave out certain sounds, … Continue reading

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Using word chunks to sound out words

Encourage your child, when she is learning to read, to watch for “mini words” or “chunks” she recognizes within words. It is a lot easier to sound out words in “chunks” than to sound out each letter individually. For example, it is easier … Continue reading

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Use Word Families for Reading and Spelling

Make lots of use of “word families” as you teach your child spelling and reading–and writing, too. As well as being a great way to learn to recognize various sound combinations, and to learn about rhyming, word families also are … Continue reading

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Spelling tips

Today’s tips have to do with spelling. I’m in the midst of putting together a comprehensive spelling guide, especially useful for home spelling study, but here are some tips to get you started. And if you would like to print … Continue reading

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