In my classroom, I use word family journal pages to keep students engaged during whole group instruction. While words are being built using letter tiles or letter placards (available in my TPT store), students are busy writing the words on their journal page. Once all the words have been made, I call out a word and students color the star next to it.
The journal packet includes cvc and cvce word families. I have included two options for each word family. The first option, students write only words and color the stars. The second option includes a space to write a sentence.
I have also added a real and nonsense page for students to use as they make words. The packet also includes "I can..." posters.