WORD FAMILIES What is a Word Family? A word family is a group of words (or syllables) that all have the same vowel and ending sound. Examples: The at family: bat, cat, fat, flat, gnat, hat, mat, pat, rat, sat, slat, vat, matter, chatter The ack family: back, black, crack, Jack, lack, pack, rack, sack, stack, smack, snack, tack, whack The ell family: bell, fell, sell, shell, tell, well, yell, yellow The ist family: fist, list, mist, wrist, mister, history The oom family: boom, broom, doom, groom, loom, room The une family: dune, June, tune Try this! Which word does not belong in the ar family? bar, car, stare, star Which word does not belong in the et family? bet, get, beet, met Which word does not belong in the ig family? pig, big, bigger, beg © Copyright NewPath Learning. All Rights Reserved. Permission is granted for the purchaser to print copies for non-commercial educational purposes only. Visit us at www.NewPathLearning.com.