This product is used to help my students brainstorm and create different word families for short vowels. I teach my students how to create the different word families by putting the word family down the ladder and then adding the different beginning sounds. We usually use magnetic letters to help build and change the beginning sound. It is a very hands on and interactive activity. My students really enjoy learning to build word families using these ladders. This would also make a great Daily Five Center activity for Word Work.
I have also included a blank word ladders to you can mix and match or change the word families on your ladder.