Working with word families is an effective way to get your students reading. It also helps them learn to decode longer words. Learning about the different word families is a fundamental part of reading instruction. It is important to draw students’ attention to the familiar chunk in words because they are representations of patterns that we use in our everyday language. When our students become proficient in the single syllable words, they will also become proficient in decoding longer words.
This set is designed to help your students become better readers by mastering these important skills. It includes 30 colorful, hands on Spin a Word-Wheels for your students to practice their short vowel family skills and familiar chunks in words. Each wheel has a picture that matches with the particular word family. Copy them on card stock, laminate and you have a lifelong tool! Just print whenever needed.
The accompanying matching worksheets allow the students to write some of the words they made and a sentence. Students can also draw pictures for the words they made. These versatile wheels can be used in your word work and literacy centers as well as your guided groups.
These are the included word families:
at, an, ap, ag, am, ad, ack, all, et, est, en, ed, ell, it, ig, ip, in, ing, ick, ill, ock, ot, og, op, ox, un, ut, ug, uck, un
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