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OT Word Family List


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Using word families can help teach beginning spellers that words contain and share patterns. Use this word family list to introduce the sound of words ending with -OT. Words: bot, cot, dot, got, hot, jot, lot, not, pot, rot, tot, blot, clot, knot, plot, shot, slot, spot, trot, cannot, forgot, apricot.

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Styles: Zaner-Bloser, Handwriting Without Tears (HWT), and D’Nealian.
Printing options: full color and black lines.

Zaner-Bloser. Forming letters straight up and down. Guideline: blue headline, red baseline, and dotted midline. An easy step-by-step approach.
Handwriting Without Tears. Forming letters using simple strokes. Guideline: simplified. Modern handwriting.
D’Nealian. Forming letters in slight slant and adding little tails to each letter. Guideline: blue headline, red baseline, and dotted midline. Easier transition to cursive.