Word Families Pack: Short Vowels

Aylin Claahsen
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This pack is a great resource to use all year long to help your students practice identifying, reading and writing with a word families focus. It will provide your students with several opportunities to practice and show their knowledge and understanding of word families. These activities are great for literacy centers, guided reading word work and whole group writing/word practice. The word families can be introduced each time with the anchor card/mini poster before beginning each word family journal page. In the journals, students will be practicing listening to word family words and then writing those words based on their knowledge of the sounds in the word family being studied. There are 25 word families (5 for each short vowel) included in this pack, so the word family journal can be used for several weeks as you introduce and practice each word family. Students will then practice their knowledge of the word families in the various literacy center activities. There is a recording sheet for each center also included so that you know what your students are doing while in their centers. Some of the printables and literacy centers are separated by short vowel word family, so they will also be good practice throughout the weeks as you introduce and practice each word family. This pack will certainly keep your students engaged with word families!

Included in this pack:
*1 Anchor card/mini poster for each word family (for introducing each word family)
*My Word Family Journal (page for each word family- practice reading & writing words in the same word family)
*Word Family Sentences Printable (read and highlight word family words)
*Word Family Read & Find Literacy Center (read a word and find the matching picture)
*Word Family Dog House Literacy Center (read words and sort by word family)
*Word Bank Word Family Dog House Printable (read words and sort by word family)

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Word Families included in this pack:

Short a: -at -am -an -ad -ap
Short e: -et -en -ed -eg -eb
Short i: -it -in -id -ip -ig
Short o: -ot -on -op - og - ob
Short u: -ut -um -un -ug -ub

Check this pack out in action (and grab 2 freebies)! Working on Word Families

I also have a long vowel version of this pack- check it out here!
Word Families Bundle Pack: Long Vowels- Journal and Literacy Centers


Common Core Alignment:

CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.K.2a, RF.K.2c, RF.K.2d, RF.K.2e, RF.K.3a

1st Grade-
CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RF.1.2c, RF.1.2d, RF.1.3b
Total Pages
73 pages
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to see state-specific standards (only available in the US).
Decode regularly spelled one-syllable words.
Segment spoken single-syllable words into their complete sequence of individual sounds (phonemes).
Isolate and pronounce initial, medial vowel, and final sounds (phonemes) in spoken single-syllable words.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of one-to-one letter-sound correspondences by producing the primary sound or many of the most frequent sounds for each consonant.
Add or substitute individual sounds (phonemes) in simple, one-syllable words to make new words.


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