Identifying Word Families in English | Reading & Vocabulary Development

Word families are groups of words that have a common feature or pattern - they have some of the same combinations of letters in them and a similar sound. 
For example: at, cat, hat, and fat are a family of words with the "at" sound and letter combination in common.

Words such as 'cat,' 'bat,' 'rat,' 'mat,' 'sat,' and 'that' are examples of words that are in the '-at' family. The chart below outlines the most common word families. Students can learn to read and spell more than a thousand words using these word families.
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