If you teach beginning readers, you already know the importance of teaching word families to your students. Learning word families sometimes called chunks or phonograms can help emergent readers begin to understand our complicated language by providing some predictable patterns within words. When learning to read, patterns are important. Children who recognize the patterns will have an easier job decoding words.
Once children learn the most common word families they will be able to decode over 500 words. This will put an emerging reader well on their way of mastering the entire decoding process.
These flash cards of word families are great for small group, transition time, and for guided reading. There are 48 different word families and 438 word cards. Each cover has a picture of the word family. Word cards contain no picture support. Print on cardstock for best results.
Your students will love to grab these and start reading the word families and they will begin to make the connections needed to decode and read words.
Word families included-an, at, am, ag, ack, all, ap, ab, and, ash, ame, ate, ail, ain, ake, ay, aw, et, ell, est, eep, eat, ig, ick, ink, ip, ide, it, ice, ite, ight, ill, in, ime, ing, og, oat, own, one, oon, op, ock, ook, uck, ot, un, unk, and ug.
Also included are four different worksheets to write and practice reading the word families.
Happy teaching! Jane