Word Family Fun The strategies in this book will help your students master 37 basic word families that are used in about 500 primary-level words. For ease of use, the word families are organized alphabetically. You can introduce the word families sequentially or present them in any order. Suggested literature connections make it easy to teach skills in context. Armed with sharp word family skills and context clues, young readers can independently attack and decode many new words. 96 pages. Grades 1-2. Supports the Reading First Phonics Initiative!