**This is the chapter slice "What's Different" from the full lesson plan "Word Families: Short Vowels"** Increase vocabulary, sight word recognition and comprehension as you help your students identify the correct pronunciation of short vowel phonograms (word families) using real life pictures as an aid. We also highlight the “Dolch” high frequency words which encourage beginning reading skills. As students begin to read and understand more about the onset and rhyme connection found in word families, they will begin to think of words as not only a series of individual letters and sounds, but as easily recognizable segments or chunks of language. Reproducible worksheets include, rhyming, writing, poetry, cloze sentences, riddles and chunking. All of our content meets the Common Core State Standards and are written to Bloom's Taxonomy.