The Word Families is a home literacy program where students will learn basic word family words. In each of the lists you will find some words belonging to the word family. These are word families which students between Kindergarten and Grade 3 experience most often in their day-to-day reading. The vast majority of word families are easily rhymed, therefore repetition is essential (which can be very frustrating for your child.) I encourage you to proceed through this program at a pace that is comfortable for your child. I expect each list will take about a week to master. This is not meant to be a quick study. The goal is for the children to practice not only being able to read these words, but to understand what they mean and how to use them in a sentence. It would also be beneficial for them to be able to spell these words. They will only be tested to see if they can read the words. Upon successful completion of the test, the child will move to the next list.