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February Valentine: Word Family Activity, Dictionary, Worksheets, Answer Key
Word Families worksheets are a great activity for a reading center. There is a dictionary so the children can use it as a reference book. There are also answer sheets for each worksheet so the children can also self-correct their work. This can be used by teachers, reading specialists, special educators and speech and language pathologists. This is a 'no prep' product.
Phonological Awareness refers to an understanding of the sound structure of language. It is knowing that language is made up of words, syllables, rhymes, and sounds (phonemes).
Students with reading difficulties often have phonological awareness difficulties.
One phonological awareness skill is the ability to identify and produce rhymes.
Word families, sometimes called phonograms or chunks, can help emergent readers begin to understand our complicated, and often inconsistent, language by providing some predictable patterns within words. Good readers are able to pick up patterns in words to assist them in decoding new words. When we direct our students' attention to these same patterns, they too will be able to untangle the seemingly unrelated sounds of English.
The following pages are designed to help with practice word families.
Research has shown that the two skills that can serve as a predictor of academic success are phonological awareness and vocabulary. Some of the vocabulary words may be unfamiliar to the student or they may interpret the pictures with a different word. Introduce the picture cues with a matching task from the picture to the word. By having them do a matching task first you eliminate the problem with vocabulary. I find that there are so many simple reading words are not understood by children. I have included a dictionary to assist the students in learning the words and in looking them up as they complete the worksheets.
There is answer keys for each worksheet so that the students can do self-correction in reading centers.
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