Who They’re For: Teachers & Learners of Fundamental Word-Family Pronunciation & Spelling (Phonics) Patterns
Why You Need Them: An efficient way to teach/learn basic rimes (all sounds and spellings that follow initial consonants in a syllable) is with 48 most common “rhyming word families” in English. Here are lists of these (and 37 others) with the best known examples + advice on how to handle them.
What You’ll Do:
 Understand the concept of rhyming-word families. Use it to (help others) “sound out” one-syllable words with the same regular vowel spellings.
 Print out a deck of 48 two-sided illustrated cards that will clarify and provide practice in this approach to phonics instruction. Enjoy using them.
 Devise productive ways to use 83 (well-researched and hard-to-compile) Word-Family Spelling-Patterns Reference Lists.
 Play an innovative Picture-Grid Game. Create similar materials of your own.
 Continue to try out materials, techniques, and activities based on the “Rhyming-Word Family” principle.