Some strategies to use for learning different word families are creating rhyming poems, playing a phonemic awareness game, drawing a word family flower and using magnetic letters. Word families, also known as phonograms, are groups of words that have a common feature, such as "cat," "hat" and "mat."
One strategy to teach children about word families is to use a rhyming poem, such as "Miss Mary Mack." Students can also create their own rhyming poems using a specified word family. Another option is to draw a word flower, using a common word ending as the center and individual words as the petals. For example, students can write the ending "-ing" in the center of their flowers and draw the words "king," "ring" and "sing" as the petals.