This book contains 4 student books and activities that teach 4 different short vowel (u) word families. Word families are the easiest vowel patterns to study. Typically teachers have incorporated word family play into the classroom through the use of pocket charts, flip books, word wheels, magnetic letters, cards and tiles. Our Word Family book series is a valuable component that can be used to better teach these critical skills. It is our sincere hope that your students will enjoy using this learning tool and that it will become a valuable addition to your current literacy curriculum.