This file includes 6 word family mats and corresponding letter tiles for the following Short-A word families: -ad, -ap, -am, -at, -ag, -am. This product can be used as an independent center with the provided response page, or utilized in small group to help teach word families, rhyming, onset/rime, or initial sound substitution! It is aligned with many of the Kindergarten Common Core standards of literacy (each cited on the first page of the file), but could also be used for fluency in decoding with first-grade as well!
There is a page in the file with ideas on how to use this product in your classroom stations or small groups!
The file also contains a blackline master of the word family house should you choose to create additional activity mats to be used with this unit. There is a bonus response page for students to log their words from each word family.
Each of the 6 word family mats comes with a page of letters to be used as onsets to create real words with that family. With 3 to a page, you are able to save on copies! :)
I have used this within my classroom during the beginning of the year with my high-achievers and they have caught on QUICK! As we are just beginning blending, my plan is to create additional word families activities to carry on with the other short-vowel/CVC words for the entire class to utilize.
Please message me with any questions you may have! :) ENJOY!