High Utility Math Word Families

I’m not only addressing Math Issues, but let’s see if you can discover some mathematical analogies in the following phonological listings. Good Luck !!!

Sounds are often stable in the part of the word from the vowel forward, known as the rime. Ninety-five (95)% of the 286 phonograms that appear in primary grade-level texts are consistent. Thirty-seven (37) most common rimes have been identified that form 500 words through the substitution of onsets. These rimes are also known as word families.

  • Most Useful Rimes:The following rimes are useful for children when learning to read and more useful than learning rules and generalizations because the brain formulates ideas in patterns:

-ack
-all
-ain
-ake
-ale
-ame
-an
-ank
-ap
-ash
-at
-ate
-aw
-ay
-eat
-ell
-est
-ice
-ick
-ide
-ight
-ill
-in
-ine
-ing
-ink
-ip
-ir
-ock
-oke
-op
-ore
-or
-uck
-ug
-ump
-unk
  • Examples of Most Useful Rimes
Rime
One Syllable Words
Two SyllableWords
Listen
-ack
back
attack

-all
call
install

-ain
pain
painter

-ake
lake
earthquake

-ale
tale
resale

-ame
came
framework

-an
can
manners

-ank
bank
thankful

-ap
map
wrapper

-ash
cash
flashing

-at
hat
splatter

-ate
late
grateful

-aw
jaw
drawing

-ay
hay
crayfish

-eat
meat
treatment

-ell
bell
shellfish

-est
best
westward

-ice
mice
spicey

-ick
sick
chicken

-ide
ride
glider

-ight
light
brighter

-ill
hill
grilling

-in
pin
spinner

-ine
nine
shining

-ing
ring
kingdom

-ink
sink
blinker

-ip
ship
slipper

-ir
fir
stirring

-ock
sock
stockroom

-oke
woke
pokey

-op
hop
proper

-ore
more
shoreline

-or
nor
forlorn

-uck
luck
dumptruck

-ug
bug
plugging

-ump
bump
grumpy

-unk
junk
bunkbed