FirstieWordFamilies Word Families Curriculum

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I love your word family bundles. I have the kindergarten and first grade bundles. My students love the activities.
I love your WordFamilies! My students are learning so much about word families. I love the lesson plans that allow my paraprofessional to lead small groups in this program with ease and confidence.


What is FirstieWordFamilies Curriculum?

FirstieWordFamilies was created by a teacher for teachers! This supplemental phonics curriculum is made up of 20 weeks or 100 instructional days. FirstieWordFamilies is a researched based explicit supplemental curriculum program. The teacher has 100 directed teacher lesson plans to follow and all needed material for the lesson to be a success is included. Furthermore, FirstieWordFamilies is systematic curriculum program. This simply means that the students follow the same routine each week.


Please note that you can change the order of the word families to fit your needs. There are also opportunities for your advanced readers to benefit from FirstieWordFamilies with an advanced reader available each week as well. Below is a quick description of how each day of the week is broken down.

How can I use this program?

Teachers see the benefits of teacher explicit word families and can be used as part of your guided reading lesson, RTI lesson, intervention lesson, whole-group phonics, or used for a para or aide to assist in the learning process!

What does a week of FirstieWordFamilies look like?

Monday: introduce the word family, display the word family poster, read together the word family poem, search for skill-based words within the poem, sort the word family cards, independent practice

Tuesday: review the word family, reread the word family poem, resort the word family cards, build word family words with magnets, independent practice

Wednesday: review the word family, auditory word family work, word family interactive reader, build word family words with magnets, independent practice

Thursday: review the word family, auditory word family work, word family flashcards, word family interactive reader, word family generator, build word family words with magnets, independent practice

Friday: review the word family with the interactive game, word family flashcards, skill assessment, student easy reader

What is included in FirstieWordFamilies?

-20 weeks of EXPLICIT teacher scripted lesson plans (5 days of lesson plans per week)

-20 printable easy readers (black/white and color versions)

-20 INTERACTIVE easy readers


-Daily practice sheets

-Weekly word family poster

-Weekly word family flashcards

-Weekly word family word sorts

What word families are included?

Week 1: amp- champ, stamp, lamp, camp, ramp, gramp

Week 2: and- band, hand, land, sand, stand, grand

Week 3: ack- back, pack, crack, quack, snack, stack

Week 4: ake- bake, shake, flake, awake, snake, lake

Week 5: ame- game, flame, fame, name, same, tame

Week 6: ate- date, gate, late, crate, plate, skate

Week 7: ace- face, lace, place, race, space, trace

Week 8: eck- check, deck, neck, peck, wreck, speck

Week 9: ell- spell, smell, shell, tell, well, yell

Week 10: end- blend, spend, send, bend, mend, lend

Week 11: ick- brick, click, kick, pick, sick, lick

Week 12: ish- dish, fish, polish, relish, swish, wish

Week 13: ill- drill, skill, grill, hill, pill, spill

Week 14: ing- king, ring, sing, sling, swing, sting

Week 15: ock- block, clock, sock, knock, lock, rock

Week 16: oke- joke, poke, woke, spoke, broke, smoke

Week 17: ung- stung, swung, sung, flung, rung, hung

Week 18: uck- duck, puck, buck, tuck, stuck, truck

Week 19: ush- crush, flush, brush, blush, rush, hush

Week 20: unk- bunk, dunk, junk, skunk, sunk, trunk

I love this program but I teacher kindergarten, sped, etc?

I have also included an UNBRANDED version to the curriculum and all components! This means that no worksheets will say "firstie".

I already own several of your other programs. How is this different? Do I really need this?

That last question is ultimately your decision. However, I can do my part in best explaining how this program can be used and how it differs from my other programs! This program explicitly teaches word families! None of my other programs do this as they progress through the vowels at a much faster pace! Furthermore, this program offers great benefits and excitement with the interactive components! Those can be used alongside any curriculum program!

Have additional questions?

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