Making words is an important part of a child’s development in reading and writing. A child learns how to manipulate letters and sounds to make words. When making words, children develop an awareness of patterns among words. They apply this learned knowledge of word patterns to improve reading and writing accuracy.
These materials coordinate with lessons from the book: Easy Lessons for Teaching Word Families: Grades K-2 by Judy Lynch. I have used this resource for many years as a teacher in the primary grades. The children enjoy the hands-on experience of manipulating letter tiles to make words they know and to learn new words. They become very enthusiastic as each lesson unfolds and they easily recognize the commonalities among word families.
These materials include:
* word cards for 55 different making words lessons (10 - 16/lesson)
* rime cards - sort words into families during each lesson
* applied word cards – apply learned patterns to read new words
* record keeping charts - document student performance
It is important to note that this packet does not replace the book: Easy Lessons for Teaching Word Families. It includes the necessary materials that a teacher would need to make prior to each lesson. A teacher would need to purchase Ms. Lynch’s book to follow the lesson instructions and understand the fundamentals of conducting a making words lesson.
(The purchase of this material entitles the buyer to reproduce resources for one classroom use only.)