Thank you for your interest in my Word Families/Word Study pages.
Each page (10 of them) includes five word boxes, each with one of the short vowel sounds and a similar final sound. My first grade students work on these independently (can be morning work) and then we come together to share our list of words. I always make a big deal out of words that use initial consonant blends and digraphs. If students cannot think of a real word, they are allowed to use nonsense words.