This Phonics and Writing resource helps students master the "an" word family while also practicing basics such as letter formation and sentence writing. It contains the following components:
A mini-stories to introduce the an family
AAA Acrobat eats a NNN Nut and all his friends say, "an".
An Audio Versions of the story
Students can independently listen to the story on a computer or tablet. Note: Audio will only play if the file is opened in Adobe Reader - the audio does not work in Preview. To play on an I-pad the app ezPDF Reader is needed.
Illustrated Word Wall
Contains 10 "an" words to be posted in the classroom as a reference tool and to be used for literacy center activities.
Practices upper and lower case "a" and "n". There is also a sentence with "an" words to trace and students draw a picture to match the sentence to practice reading and visualization.
2 pages practicing onsets, rimes, reading and spelling.
1. Students choose 3 words from the an family, draw a picture of it and write a sentence with the word. High frequency words are also included on the page. This activity is especially helpful in getting reluctant or struggling writers to write a complete sentence, while allowing more capable students to write to their ability.
2. Students are given a page with a picture of a man and a van and create a sentence using those words and the picture as inspiration.
This resource is a sample taken from a larger series of Short Vowel resources, which you may interested in:
Short A Word Families: Phonics and Writing Fundamentals
Short E Word Families: Phonics and Writing Fundamentals
Short I Word Families: Phonics and Writing Fundamentals
Short O Word Families: Phonics and Writing Fundamentals
Short U Word Families: Phonics and Writing Fundamentals
Double Letter Short Vowel Families and Spelling Patterns
OR get all the above Word Family resources in one discounted bundle:
Short Vowels Word Families Mega Bundle: Phonics and Writing Fundamentals