Monday, March 16, 2020

Word Family Spring Craft

Word Families are such an important part of phonics instruction. MOST of my First Graders are able to read/write familiar patterns of letters quickly in the fall.  It builds fluency FAST! But some of my students aren't ready until now. which is many, many months later but just in time for this spring craft:

Aren't they bright and cheery?

Once a word pattern is taught, the kids can spell so many more words since they apply the new pattern to their spelling tool belt! I love working on word families because the payoff is tenfold and seeing my struggling kids finally get it is so exciting!

You can hang around the room or cluster together with the Flower Power sign.

For those ready in the fall, I use these owls. Aren't they cute? (An easy and fast way to decorate the classroom, too!) 

When my kids saw the flowers, they all wanted to make them even though they made the owl in fall. (They ended up modifying the center and making combinations of 10 for review.)

Word Families included in both products:
A: -at, -ad, -ag, -am, -an, -ap

E: -ed, -en, -et

I: -id, -ig, -in, -ip, -it

O: -ob, -od, -og, -op, -ot

U: -ub, -ug, -un, -ut

Have a great day!

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