A portion of our Skills Block time is devoted to learning spelling patterns and one of the best ways is our work with Word Families. Each week two new word families are our focus. These word patterns are chosen because of the Primary Spelling Inventory Assessment students took the first week of school. These special sounds and letter combinations are where they had the most difficulty. We review the previous ones by playing word and guessing games. For instance, "Find the word in the "ight" family that is the opposite of day." Students will then write the word on their white board. Keeping the work on our walls useful and meaningful is important in our classroom laboratory!