Practice reading word family words in a super-fun way, with a Seuss inspired hat, featuring Word Family Games.
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- "Fun activity that still incorporated writing! Kids loved it!"
- "Love, Love, Love this resource! It was a great introduction during ELA time for Dr. Seuss's birthday!"
- "Wonderful activity for Read Across America or anytime you want to work on word families!"
The packet includes 39 word families!
Not surprisingly, a lot of these words also appear in many Dr. Seuss stories!
Simply choose the word families that your students are working on.
I think this is a really thorough list, however, if I missed one that you practice, let me know and I’ll add the templates to the packet.
Print the template page twice; once on red construction paper, the other on white.
This way, after cutting the strips apart, you will be able to make two word family hats with an ABAB color pattern.
Laminate and trim one set, to use for an independent center, partner game, or whole group activity.
Students "stack their hat” puzzle piece "stripes" in alphabetical order on top of the "I can read these ____ word family words!” hat brim.
Glue the other set on a sheet of turquoise construction paper and put up as a word wall display, or a separate, “Cat's Hat Word Family” bulletin board.
To practice the word wall hat display, toss the word family mini cards into a Seuss hat, or other container.
Children pick one. Whatever word family they get, is the one that they will read on the display.
Make it more fun on ”Wacky Wednesdays” by turning off the lights.
Children can point to each word stripe with a flashlight, as they read the words in the dark.
The mini cards can also be used for Memory Match, "I Have; Who Has?" or "Alphabetize Me!" card games.
I also use them to tell students what word family they will use to complete their own hat stack word family worksheet.
Children write the words on a sheet of scratch paper, then write them in alphabetical order on their hat.
You can also partner students up and give them both the same word family puzzle.
They compete against each other to see who can alphabetize and put their hat stack together first.
You can also use the worksheet as a spelling quiz for whatever word family you're working on. Say the word, then children write it on their worksheet.
Finally, another idea is to display one word family hat. Cover one of the stripes and see if students can figure out what word is missing.
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- "My kids really enjoyed this.”
I’m Diane from Teach With Me, hoping your students really enjoy word family work with a Seuss hat.
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