This activity is a word sort for the Valentine’s Day season. Print the cards and the mats, laminate, and cut. Students can work in groups or independently to sort the words into the appropriate word families. This activity is great for either literacy centers or independent word work for Daily 5. Once the student(s) have sorted the words, as an optional extension, they can record the words on the included recording sheet.
Word Families Included:
Short A - ad, at, ap, an, ack, ag, ant, ash
Short E - et, ed, en, eg, est, ent, end, ep
Short I - id, ig, it, in, im, ip, ist, ish
Short O - og, ob, op, ot, ock, oss, od, ong
Short U - ub, ug, un, um, ump, ut, uck, ung
If any words are too hard, feel free to take them out. I have also included a blank set for you to write your own words for sorts. Enjoy!