Short A Word Families Worksheets and Games

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your resources make my life easier and allow the kids to have something fun to interact with. thanks for your creativity and time. it's much appreciated.
Loved the different activities and being able to print out and have the different word families on the wall to review daily.


Word family centers for the short a vowel sound give your students a fun, hands on approach to learning and practicing the short a word families. You'll love having a huge variety of activities, worksheets and games all designed to make your word work stations for the short a word family fun and engaging.

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The following 6 word families are covered in the word families pack for short a:

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Inside this pack you'll find:

6 word family charts - Use the wall charts as a wall display or bind the charts together to use when doing whole class or group work.

6 playdough mats – These have kid friendly instruction cards to use with either playdough or wikki sticks.

6 word-picture match cards – Picture match cards can be used as both an individual activity and a group game.

17 board games - This motivating set of games helps reinforce the word families you have taught.

36 worksheets - 6 for each word family.

21 recording sheets - for use with the charts, word sort and flash cards as well as for some games.

Word sort – Title cards and recording sheets for the word sort are provided.

Word cards – Use with alphabetizing words or in a paired game.

Flash cards - Use as a wall display using only CVC or both CVC and CCVC words. The cards can be combined to make a flip book, used in the board game snap or in the word sort.

Jigsaw puzzles – Children can use the jigsaw puzzles as both an individual activity and a group game.

Suggestions for other games and activities are included in the pack.

Kid friendly instructions - Each activity has full easy to follow instructions with an illustration of the activity. These can be placed in the literacy center with the activity ready for children to read and complete.

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or the bundled pack - Word Families Set 1 - games, posters, worksheets and recording sheets. A huge pack with over 700 pages!

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