Did you know that word families are an important part of the decoding process for children to learn how to read? After having a nice conversation with a teacher and blogging friend, I decided that I would focus on a few word family exercises for a bit with J my kindergartner. My plan will be to make her activities as fun and hands on as possible while still integrating her love of worksheets. I will start with the short vowel word family and then once that is done, I will move on to long vowels (well that’s the plan for now anyway).
PREPARING YOUR WORD FAMILY WORKSHEETS
What you need:
- word family pack
- stamps or crayons
- cardstock for the reference cards
FIRST decide on what activities you want to do. This word families worksheet pack includes a
- coloring book
- write the word activities
- circle or stamp the pictures
- matching cards
- find the words in the sentences
SECOND if you choose to do simply the coloring book then print the pages on the paper of your choice, allow your child or student to color the pages before putting the book together.
To put the book together cut each page in 2 and staple along the broken lines.
THIRD explain to your child the task that needs to be done and then allow them to do the activities.