When learning to read and write, patterns are important. Children often recognize word patterns as opposed to sounding out words. When a learner knows the word 'cat' the pattern to teach is then mat, sat, fat. etc. It is essential to teach patterns through word families / rhyming words. I designed these printable word family houses as both a classroom reference and as a teaching resource. Following discussions and activities related to the sound under study, these houses are displayed in the room for revision and further reference. My children are constantly referring to them during Writers Workshop. Each house has up to 10 rhyming words along with a picture clue on the roof. I have also included a blank house for brainstorming possible words and modelled writing. You could also copy this blank and use it as a worksheet for the children to make their own word family houses. I have a couple of sets spiral bound in my Writing Centre so I have included a cover page in case you would like to do that too.
You will receive a 41 page PDF file containing 39 different rhyming word families designed to be printed to A4 or Legal paper size. A blank house and a book cover are also included.