This is a free sample page from the 34 page book. This incredible book of word work worksheets has students listen and decide between two word families, circle how many sounds they hear in each word, and then write the word on the line.
Many families compared in this book have been chosen because they are voiced and unvoiced pairs or are tricky in some way (_up vs. _ump). Voiced and unvoiced means that the _ab family is compared to the _ap family because the letter “b” is voiced and the letter “p” is unvoiced. By calling attention to the way sounds are made in their mouths, you will give students the power to think about how sounds are made correctly. This will provide the foundation for your dialogue with students about how sounds are made. For example, many students use “jr” instead of “dr”. When you notice a student doing this, you can discuss the way their tongue is placed in their mouth and redirect them to notice their tongue is being used and not the sides of their mouth. The more you can talk about the way sounds are made, the faster your students will move through the letter name phase.
These are not your typical worksheets, they are windows into each students mind and can be used to promote discussion about why words have a certain number of sounds and a matching or unmatching number of letters.
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