Meet Betto the Alpha Alien as students work to blend onsets and rimes to make words using short /u/ word families. Encourage your little reading astronauts to read words with consonant blends and digraphs to make words using -up, -ump, -ug, -uck, & -ub word families.
This packet includes student directions, 5 word family mats, and a list of 20 short /u/ words that students should be able to read after completing the word building activity. Use it in a literacy center, for whole group instruction, in small group interventions, or for weekly homework!
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