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Letter Tiles--Word Families

Letter Tiles--Word Families
Letter Tiles--Word Families
Letter Tiles--Word Families
Letter Tiles--Word Families
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Letter tiles are an amazing resource that afford teachers endless opportunities and ideas of use. Print out this product and use today--great for tactile and visual learners!

This product includes an uppercase and lowercase alphabet set, with vowels in red for easy identification. It also includes all blends--one set in hot pink and the other in black.

Directions for use: Print word building tiles on white paper Keep each set of tiles in its own plastic Ziploc bag, or other individual storage device.

Tips:
For sturdier tiles use cardstock and laminate
Place a label on the back of each tile (purple dot, blue dot, red dot, etc.) this ensures letter sets are not mixed and pieces don’t go missing.

Suggested Activities:
-Letter matching (match upper case with lower case, use letter tile mat, etc.)
-Beginning and ending sounds (use pictures to match letter and its sound with beginning sound or ending sound of a picture)
-Practicing the alphabet (placing letters in alphabetic order)
-Spelling (stretch out sounds in word, pull letters to match the sounds and spell the word)
-Letter Name Game– call out a letter and have the child pull the letter tile that matches the letter you called
-Letter Sound Game—say a letter sound and have the child pull the letter tile that matches the sound you said.
-Sight word practice
-Manipulation of phonemes (Spell the word cat, now change cat to bat, change bat to rat, etc.)
-Decoding—Segment and then blend simple words

Tips for teaching word families:
-Word families have groups of words that have a common feature or pattern. They have the same letter combinations and same sound. Sometimes word families are called “chunks” or phonograms.
-Many nursery rhymes contain word families, and are a good way to introduce and practice word families.
-Word sorts are great ways to practice word family patterns.
-Use a word family key word (can) and have students generate a list of other family members
-There are 37 common word families, which can help students decode up to 500 words.
-Teaching word families can help students with:
-Decoding unfamiliar words (students will recognize a pattern and be able to apply what they know to the unfamiliar word)
-Fluency—using chunks to say a word instead of sound out each sound speeds up a students reading
-Spelling—students can apply what they know of word families to spell words
-Use word webs. Put a word family in the middle of the web, and students will generate words on the outside of the web that fit the word family.
-Have students go on “word hunts” where they search for specific patterns in books
Total Pages
15 pages
Answer Key
Does not apply
Teaching Duration
Lifelong tool
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